North Dakota farmer and rancher Gabe Brown thinks every day about a statement Canadian rancher Don Campbell made at a conference 20 years ago in Bismarck. “I’ll never forget. Don said, “‘If you want to make small changes, change the way you do things. If you want to make major changes, change the way you see things.’” Brown recalls.

“It was like a light went off in my head,” Brown writes in his new book, Dirt to Soil—One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture. “I had been making small changes and praying for big result. I needed to be looking at our entire operation differently if I was going to dig us out of the hole we were in and stay in business.”

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Our Favorite Gabe Brown Quote!
The key is how we think, Brown says. In the industrial agricultural model, all thoughts are focused on killing things. But that mindset was also killing diversity, soil, and profit, Brown realized. Now he channels his creative thinking toward how he can get more life on the land―more plants, animals, and beneficial insects. “The greatest roadblock to solving a problem,” Brown says, “is the human mind.”