A Levelheaded Lesson From Will Harris: Live Your Life With Gumption!

Will Harris

When Jenni (Harris) stepped into the office and asked if we knew what “gumption” was, I was pleased to say that yes, in fact, I DO know what gumption is. She explained that her dad, Will, was just dumbfounded that she and her sister, Jodi, didn’t know what gumption meant. Will’s experience indicated that the meaning of gumption is lost to the younger generation. My intention for posting Will’s words of wisdom is for there to be a revival, of some sort, of this word, but not just the word. A revival of the character it takes to have gumption, which is the core of what is lacking in this day and age. Ironically, even though Will’s daughters had not heard of gumption, much less what it meant, they both inherited MORE than their fair share from their dad. That is one of the highest...

From What Country Are You Buying Your Beef?

Will Harris

To the HSUS Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Committee,

Reminder - "US" in HSUS stands for “United States.”

Our Land Use vs. Our Neighbor's Land Use

Will Harris
The above aerial image shows three neighboring forms of land use in south Georgia. Below, Will Harris explains what we are looking at in this image. We are proud of our regenerative land management.

Will's Wisdom on Regenerative Agriculture

Will Harris

Over the millions of years of our earth's evolution, a number of essential cycles were created: the water cycle, the energy cycle, the mineral cycle, the microbial cycle, the carbon cycle, and others.

Over the last 80, or so, years, we have broken all these cycles. We have industrialized, commoditized, and centralized the production of our food. These changes were implemented to make our food cheap and abundant. They were wildly successful in accomplishing these things....

But, the degradation of our land, air, and water, the erosion of the welfare of our livestock, and the impoverishment of rural communities were the unintended, and unnoticed, consequences of these changes.

The Compromises of A Land Steward/Herdsman

Will Harris

As a land steward and herdsman, Will is always making compromises with the long term picture in mind.

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