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Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture by Adopting Integrated Farming System

Geoffrey Morell is the co-owner of P.A. Bowen Farmstead and co-founder of Weston A. Price Foundation. He managed both the establishments along with his wife, Sally Fallon Morell. Mr. Morell is an energy healer and has over 20 years of experience in the field. His expertise also includes immense knowledge and skill in promoting and encouraging the importance and benefits of naturally raised food products.

At P.A. Bowen Farmstead, Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell try their best to present their farm as an inspiration to other new and established farmers and their farms to manufacture high quantities of great quality naturally raised food produces and bring affluence to Southern Maryland and to farming communities throughout the United States.

In their effort to promote their beliefs, Geoffrey and Sally highly encourage the concept of Integrated Farming System (IFS) as means to developing provisions for sustainable agriculture. Integrated Farming, in simple terms, can be defined as a complete farm management system which is not based on any fixed parameters but on the knowledge-based flexibility which allows farmers to assess and analyze opportunities and threats to their business and act accordingly. It also allows the farmers to devise plans to gain consumer interest in their business as well. Integrated Farming comprises attention to detail and handling all available resources.

Geoffrey Morell claims that Integrated Farming System is a universal farm management system that emulates nature’s work in nurturing and taking care of animals and plants in the farm. The framework of IFS encompasses employing organization and planning, energy efficiency, human capital, water usage and preservation, soil management, air quality management, crop nutrition and protection, landscaping, livestock raising, pollution control , and waste managemen0.

In doing so, efficiency is augmented using the most natural resources. Nutrients from biological matter are also enhanced by being reprocessed and reused in farm activities. Variety in the farm can also be attained hence giving rise to biodiversity, and making farm animals and plants more resistant to pests and climate.

Integrated farming system has been accomplishing popularity as its advantages are being unfolded gradually. And while there are still some hurdles in the way of exploiting the IFS totally for the benefit of sustainable farming, there are also various windows of opportunities being opened to put science and technology to use in the field.

Weston A. Price Foundation is another such initiative which was founded in 1999 by Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell along with nutritionist Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. The foundation’s main objective is to promote and restore nutrient-rich and natural food products through research, education, and even activism. The foundation was established on the principles of Dr. Weston A. Price’s research. Dr. Price was not only a renowned dentist but he was also known for his significant theories on physical health, nutrition, and dental health which are popular even till date amongst researchers and philanthropists such as Geoffrey and Sally. Both the foundation and the farm vouch highly for pasture-fed cattle and chicken.