Thesis: "The Underground Economy: Regenerative Farming's Hidden Economic, Ecological, and Social Value"


My thesis research measures the full value of regenerative farming. 


Regenerative farming restores, rather than depletes, our natural resources while also providing an income for farmers and nutritious food for our growing global population.


Although regenerative farming is known to be a powerful solution to mitigate the climate crisis and provide resiliency in our food systems, it is at a disadvantage in our current economic system because its full value is not measured or incentivized.



Thesis Research Team

Thesis Director:  Dr. David LeZaks, Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute

Research Group:  Grassland 2.0 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Advisor: Dr. Mark Leighton, Senior Research Advisor & Associate Director, Harvard Extension School

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