Regenerative Farming & Healthy Soils


Unlike conventional farming, which often relies on chemical inputs regenerative farming focuses on restoring soil health, ecosystem health, water quality and biodiversity. It promotes sustainable food production, environmental health, and long-term agricultural viability.

Soil is not only crucial for food production but also helps to mitigate effects of climate change, reduces emissions, improve drop yields, protect biodiversity and ensure the long-term vitality of the land. By keeping the soil rich and healthy, regenerative agriculture can create healthy food for consumers to eat.  

Join Mick as he talks through Regenerative Farming and Healthy Soils at the Ag Ed Stage. 


Robert Schwarten Pavilion.


Click HERE to view the full program. 

About CQ Organics & Mick Alexander 

Mick Alexander is a farmer and food producer first and a highly sought after agricultural consultant and educator second. Mick and his wife Noela run CQ Organics on Bindaree, a commercial cattle operation in the Garnant area, 40km from Rockhampton on the Fitzroy River. You may even be eating their wonderful organic beef as they are the only local beef producers who supply it back to families in the region on a regular basis since 2017.

Mick has a wealth of knowledge regarding soils, microbes, pastures, rotational grazing, soil carbon and managing water. Bindaree was the first property in Queensland to be tested for soil carbon in 2016. His goal for their soils, pastures animals and humans are to concentrate on mineral balance to ensure maximum health.

Mick practices rotational grazing with mobs being moved according to pasture requirements and rainfall. He has utilised his own skills and the knowledge of many other specialists such as Peter Andrews to transform Bindaree into an exciting vibrant property that produces clean ethical products.