December 5, 2023 is World Soils Day and the award winning UNL Soils Judging Team is sponsoring a screening of "Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there)" at 6 pm in Hardin Hall.
“Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there)” is a 4-part documentary series all about inventive farmers and maverick scientists building a path to solving climate change with hooves, heart and soil.
Can an underutilized way to graze cattle, that mimics the way bison once roamed the land, help get farmers out of debt, restore our depleted soils, rebuild wildlife habitat and draw down huge amounts of carbon? Cattle have been seen as eco-villains for a long time. What if they can help save us from catastrophic climate change?
“Roots So Deep” is guided by director and wrangler of scientists Peter Byck as he meets farmers on both sides of the fence – the folks practicing an adaptive way to graze, and their neighbors set in their family’s generations-old method of doing things. Byck’s team of outcast scientists are measuring what’s happening on both sides of the fences – exploring if this adaptive grazing could help slow down climate change.
And one question looms over the whole series: even if the science shows that the adaptive way to graze is better for the land and the farmers’ pocket books, will the old school farmers change, will they adopt a different method? Will they evolve into climate heroes? Will they save our friggin’ X%@^$ from the impending climate catastrophe?
The event starts at 6 pm, with the film starting at 6:30 pm and a panel discussion following the film at 8:30 pm
If you have questions please contact Charlotte Brockman, firstname.lastname@example.org
More details at: https://snr.unl.edu/csd/soil/soiljudgingteam.aspx