Regenerative Agriculture for Human Health
This course will guide us through the benefits of regenerative organic practices, which not only maintains resources and inputs, but strengthens them. Learn scientific insights into the connection between soil health and human health, including a glimpse into Rodale’s recently-launched Regenerative Health Institute.
AIHM 2019 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
Rodale Institute was founded in 1947 with the conviction that healthy people need healthy food, and healthy food grows in healthy soil. Our founders knew that organic agriculture was the essential piece in this equation. J.I. Rodale’s pioneering research developed practical, scalable solutions that allowed farmers to eliminate harmful contaminants and produce food that is healthier for people and the planet. Rodale Institute’s world-leading research defined the standards for organic agriculture, and our innovative research, education, and outreach continues to reveal its full promise.
In this lecture, Jeff Tkach, Chief Impact Officer at the Rodale Institute will guide us through the benefits of regenerative organic practices, which not only maintains resources and inputs, but strengthens them. “If you focus on the soil and focus all your resources and energies on building the soil, resting it, watering it, recovering it, the outcome—it produces healthy food, but it’s more than that: it’s healthy people, says Tkach. “Our job as farmers is not to produce healthy food: it’s to produce healthy people.”
During this lecture, Tkach will provide us with key insights into new Rodale Institute research initiatives, (including key findings from our 40-year Farming Systems Trial) which are proving that organic agriculture produces competitive crop yields, can reduce damage in drought years, improve water quality, and, of course, enhance soil health and human health. In addition, Jeff will share scientific insights into the connection between soil health and human health, including a glimpse into Rodale’s recently-launched Regenerative Health Institute. Equipped with this knowledge, doctors and medical professionals can create measurable change in their patients by embracing food as medicine.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize (through grounded science and data) the connection between soil health and human health, and how this connection can be brought to life for a patient.
- Utilize Rodale Institute’s groundbreaking research to more deeply understand the challenges of our nation’s food and farming systems, and how they impact human health outcomes.
- Develop clear strategies for making dietary and lifestyle enhancements by leveraging non-toxic, organic food.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Chief Impact Officer, Rodale Institute
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Jeff Tkach serves as the Chief Impact Officer for the Rodale Institute. Jeff is responsible for expanding Rodale Institute’s global influence in healing people and the planet by unlocking the full, transformational power of regenerative organic agriculture. Tkach served on the Rodale Institute’s Board of Directors in 2016, where he was instrumental in galvanizing relationships between the organization and business leaders in the organic food industry. With the commencement of his role as Chief Impact Officer, Tkach will resign from his position as a Board member.
Physicians earn a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The subscription period for this CME-eligible course is until June 24, 2022.
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period. After the subscription period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.