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WILL WINTER, DVM

Will Winter received a DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1975, an undergraduate degree in animal husbandry and conducted post-graduate studies and research in veterinary toxicology for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Animal Resource Facility. After graduating he specialized in surgical referrals and emergency medicine. In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian-A Holistic Practice, one of the largest and most successful holistic veterinary practices in the U.S. In 1983, he co-founded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He is the author of The Holistic Veterinary Handbook and founded Rescue Animal Products.

PRESENTATION 

EATING GRASS-FED MEAT--AVE THE PLANET AND ENJOY DOING IT! EXPLODING ERRONEOUS MYTHS 

ABOUT THE NATURE OF TRULY SUSTAINABLE FARMING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

The WAPF leaders and teachers spend a lot of time unravelling prevailing medical myths about food taboos, food pyramids and other erroneous thinking about what we should be eating. These days we are inundated with dubious data from random sources warning us that if we are to save the planet, the climate, even the family farm, we must turn away from eating meat and learn to enjoy manufactured fake meat on our way to becoming grain-eating vegans. In fact, few things could be further from the truth, both nutritionally as well as environmentally. 

            “Grass is the forgiveness of Nature--her constant benediction...” wrote Kansas Senator John J. Ingalls back in 1872. We need grass, and grass needs ruminants. This is what our modern world needs to know. It’s all about biodiverse grassland ecology, protecting our water, building carbon-sequestering rich soil. These are also humane alternatives to factory farming. Agriculture is the #1 cause of environmental destruction but it doesn’t have to be, it can be the opposite. All we need to do is learn from Mother Nature and merely mimic her wisdom. Now we can feel good about supporting, raising and eating delicious grass-fed beef, bison, goats and sheep, as well as forest pigs and fully-pastured poultry. Here’s how to save the planet and enjoy doing it! 

GUIDED FARM VISIT

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Details to follow.