Talkin’ Plant Diversity & Animal Nutrition with Fred Provenza

In this Talkin After Hours Episode Jo & Kate chat to Fred Provenza, Professor Emeritus, Dept. Wildland Resources, Utah State University. 

For the past 30 years, Fred and his team have produced ground-breaking research that has laid the foundation for what is now known as behavior-based management of livestock, wildlife and landscapes. This research led to the creation in 2001 of a consortium of scientists and land managers from five continents  called BEHAVE (Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation and Ecosystem management). Fred has authored 3 books Foraging Behavior: Managing to Survive in a World of Change, The Science of Shepherding: Tapping the Wisdom of French Herder, and most recently published a book on his research titled Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom.

Our conversation delves into this fascinating research with a particular focus on the impact of plant diversity on livestock health.

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  1. Good job again Jo and Kate!

    I notice Ray Archuleta is in Bridgetown tomorrow. Hopefully you get a chance to interview him one day 😊

    Would be awesome if one anyone here on Talkin’ after hours attending tomorrow could write up a post…