Wild Idea Buffalo Co. Achieves the Prestigious Regenerative Organic Certified® Status

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We are thrilled to announce that Wild Idea Buffalo has been awarded the Regenerative Organic Certified® (ROC) status. This esteemed certification sets a new standard in organic agriculture, focusing on enhancing soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. We are honored to be able to say that we are the first meat producer in the U.S. to achieve this high bar certification, and we hope many other farmers and ranchers will follow suit.

 

Background of Regenerative Organic Certified®

Regenerative Organic Certified® represents the pinnacle of organic farming and ranching practices. It builds on the USDA Certified Organic standards by incorporating stringent requirements that cover three essential pillars: soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. The certification is overseen by the Regenerative Organic Alliance, a coalition of experts committed to advancing sustainable practices in farming and ranching.


Key Aspects of Regenerative Organic Practices

Some of the details of regenerative organic practices involve improving soil quality and avoiding harmful synthetics. To receive the esteemed certification, farmers and ranchers must adhere to several basic guidelines. Namely: 

 

  • Vegetative Cover: Keeping land covered all year to draw down carbon and improve soil quality.
  • Crop Rotation: Utilizing different crops to enhance soil nutrients and manage pests.
  • Minimal Soil Disturbance: Preserving soil structure and microbiome.
  • Rotational Grazing: Implementing grazing practices that enrich soil nutrition.
  • Compost Use: Employing compost to improve soil health and aid in carbon sequestration.
  • No Synthetic Fertilizers or Pesticides: Maintaining soil ecology through natural methods.
  • Holistic Farm Management: Considering all aspects of the farm ecosystem for a regenerative approach.

Wild Idea Buffalo Co.'s Commitment to Regenerative Practices

At Wild Idea Buffalo Co., our alignment with ROC's standards is a way of life, and always has been. Our approach to ranching is a pledge not only to our customers, but to our animals, and, ultimately, to our shared planet. We are dedicated to restoring the prairie ecosystem, ensuring a healthy diversity of flora and fauna. Our free-roaming buffalo play a crucial role in maintaining soil health. Their natural grazing patterns aid in the regeneration of the grasslands, enhancing the soil's ability to absorb carbon, the building block of life. This symbiotic relationship between the buffalo and the prairies creates a balanced ecosystem where every element thrives.


The Importance of Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is more than a method of production in 2024 and beyond. It is a movement. It respects the ancient wisdom of indigenous practices, focusing on the interconnectedness of all life. By rehabilitating soil, respecting animal welfare, and enhancing farmer livelihoods, regenerative organic agriculture is a beacon of hope in addressing our overall climate and the challenges that come with environmental challenges.

 

Earning the Regenerative Organic Certified® status is a landmark achievement for us at Wild Idea Buffalo. It's a testament to our unwavering commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. We are proud to be at the forefront of this revolutionary movement, contributing to a healthier planet and a brighter future.

 

Join us in this journey towards a more sustainable and ethical world. Support regenerative agriculture by choosing products that bear the ROC certification, and be a part of the change we all wish to see.

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