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Eastwell Farms

HEART Summit

Health, Environment, and Regenerative Teachings

March 23rd and 24th 2024

Kin Kin, QLD

An opportunity to meet and hear from the farmers, health educators, and success mentors leading the charge in Regenerative Agriculture and Health Optimisation.
A chance to meet like-minded people on the quest for better health through treading a different path.

The HEART Summit is a holistic health event which serves as a unity between two disciplines which have long been divided – health and agriculture. The event aims to bridge the gap between farmers and health professionals; the land and the public; your food and you.

The HEART Summit presents learning opportunities from fields such as:

  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Quantum Health
  • Circadian Health
  • Quantum Dentistry
  • Succession Planning
  • Women’s Reproductive Health

Tickets are strictly limited for both days. Early bird sales close February 29th 2024.

What will each day look like?

Day One

Bryant will welcome all and introduce the speakers for the day.

Jalal will be dicussing mitochondrial biology, what compromises the mitochondria and how dysfunction in mitochondria is a precursor to all inflammatory dis-ease.

Click here to learn more about Jalal.

This talk draws on the evidence around animals possessing nutritional wisdom and the life work of the renowned Prof. Fred Provenza. It’s a fascinating discussion, and will instil awe in relation to human physiology and our relationship to food.

Coffee, tea, and refreshments available.

Max will be speaking on how to consider making lasting changes for better gut health. He will describe the effects of deuterium, as well as the implications of seed oils on the body. He will then discuss the importance of, and why he prescribes, a diet centred around whole, animal foods, farmed in a regenerative system.

Click here to learn more about Max.

Lunch will be provided by none other than celebrated chef and providore of locally-sourced produce, Matt Golinski.

John will be speaking about psychological health in such a way which is relevant to all. He will speak on how our mental attitude drives our performance. John will also discuss the direct correlation between long-term success and well-managed succession planning in farming families.

John’s experience as both a commercial farmer owning and managing a large multi-generational dairy and beef business and his role as a highly respected succession planning facilitator has given him a deep insight into the lives and challenges of 100’s of families across Australia and the globe.

The world needs small, medium, and large scale multi-generational regeneratively-managed family-owned farms that have clear long-term vision and goals.

Click here to learn more about John.

Here you will have the chance to get some deeper answers to topics you may have pondered throughout the day, as well as get to know each of our speakers a little better.

An opportunity to kick back with those you may have met throughout the day, get to know our speakers, or close some high end business deals. Pick your poison.

Day Two

Bryant will welcome all to the farm, introduce speakers, and give a simple overview of the farm. He will touch on some key milestones the farm has reached in recent years, as well as some key components of the regenerative systems on-farm.

Andrew will be speaking on the benefits of completing reliable water and fence infrastructure sooner rather than later. He will then speak to the expected environmental responses of time-controlled grazing practises. He is also an advocate for Regenerative Farming and will speak much to its favour.

Click here to learn more about Andrew and RCS.

John will be speaking on how to transition to biological farming, bringing interesting concepts on how to break the chemical dependency in farming and grazing systems.

Having farmed for the best part of 30 years in a regenerative way on his properties in South Africa and now with many years of experience mentoring farmers in South Africa, Australia and India John has a unique insight into what works and what to watch out for.

From planning the farm infrastructure to understanding animal and plant nutrition John will be discussing how to wisely transition from conventional methods that require large inputs of “dependency drugs” to a more natural and regenerative way.

John will draw from his own personal success and his Australian mentoring experience to explain why multi species pastures are one such option that can be implemented in both grazing and cropping enterprises.

Click here to learn more about John.

Coffee, tea, and refreshments available.

Max will be speaking on regenerative farming practises and how these have massive trickle down benefits for overall health of your body. He will also discuss why he believes Nguni is fit for purpose as the ultimate grass-fed beef breed.

Click here to learn more about Max.

Here you will have the chance to get some deeper answers to topics you may have pondered throughout the day, as well as get to know each of our speakers a little better.

Lunch will be BBQ beef provided by yours truly, and prepared by renowned chef and good friend Matt Golinski.

Jack will be speaking on all aspects of the adaptability of the Sanga (African) cattle breeds available here in Australia. Bryant will be discussing Eastwell’s process of introducing Nguni to the farm, and the benefits the breed has provided to both the land and the quality of beef produced.

This session will be conducted throughout the property Eastwell Farms resides on. You will have the opportunity to see our impressive cattle yards (all handmade by Bryant), the scenic views the farm offers, and the delightful docile nature of our Nguni cattle.

Rob and Deb will discuss their experience introducing Nguni cattle to their farm, which they discovered was a perfect fit for the environment in their area, and the paddock-to-plate grass-fed market.

The day will conclude with the opportunity to get to know those you’ve spent the day with, all while roaming the perfectly manicured “pastures” that are our backyard. The sun will be setting, so bring an esky and a rug and make an afternoon of it.

Get To Know Your Speakers and Farmers

Max Gulhane MD, The Regenerative Health Podcast

MAX GULHANE MD

Dr Max Gulhane is a GP registrar and decentralized health educator. He is passionate about helping people reverse chronic disease and live optimally using lifestyle & dietary changes including circadian health & carnivore diets. He is a strong proponent of ruminant animal regenerative agriculture as the future of a more local, environmentally conscious and nutrient-dense food system.

Dr Max will be speaking on both days. On Day One, he will speak on gut health. On Day Two, he will unpack the necessity to eat clean, chemical-free food.

Learn more about Dr Max here.

Jalal Khan, k2calibre

JALAL KHAN

Jalal is a dentist with a keen interest in quantum biology. 

When caring for his patients, he considers the core principles of circadian biology, quantum nutrition and nature’s laws.

He unites this with his unique approach to dentistry that considers posture, breathing, jaw development and craniosacral osteopathy.

Collectively, he has formed what he feels is a new paradigm in his field: quantum dentistry.”

Jalal will speak on Day One. He will speak on Circadian Health and its benefits.

Learn more about Jalal and k2calibre here.

John Moor, GrowMoor Biological

JOHN MOOR

John has been deeply involved in agriculture throughout his life, serving as an owner, mentor, consultant, and investor. As a 6th generation producer in South Africa, he currently manages a dairy business with 850 cows on biologically grown pastures. Over a decade, he successfully transitioned his synthetic fertilizer and chemical production operation to a biologically focused one, resulting in increased profitability, regenerative practices, resilience, and sustainability.

Emphasizing a holistic approach, he believes in maintaining and improving production and profitability while advancing ecological goals. John’s extensive involvement in agricultural boards and associations includes being the vice Chairman of the Clover Producers forum, the largest dairy processor in Africa, and serving as the president of the District Farmers association for three years. He has also collaborated with Resource Consulting Services (RCS) Australia and is recognized as an advanced problem solver and strategic thinker in the agricultural community.

John will be speaking on both days. On Day One he will speak on Psychological Health and Succession Planning. On Day Two he will speak on Biological and Soil Health.

Learn more about John and GrowMoor Biological here.

Deb McLucas and Rob Bauman, Freckle Farm

ROB BAUMAN AND DEB MCLUCAS

Rob Bauman and Deb McLucas, both fourth-generation farmers, bring a wealth of agricultural experience. Rob, having spent two decades in conventional farming with his brother, underwent a transformative experience when his father’s Parkinson’s Disease was linked to chemical exposure during childhood. Deb, a former jillaroo turned journalist, discovered holistic farm management, recognizing the limitations of conventional farming.

Their shared vision for the future of agriculture led them to establish Freckle Farm in 2010, following the purchase of a property near Eton. Rob, managing day-to-day operations, excels in practical farm work and innovation. Deb, with a focus on business management, passionately connects Freckle Farm with the local community, handling sales, logistics, and expanding her skills in digital platforms.

Rob and Deb will be speaking on Day Two. They are advocates for grass-fed and chemical-free farming, and a paddock-to-plate approach. They will speak about the importance of these factors in farming.

Learn more about Rob, Deb, and Freckle Farm here.

Stacey Curcio, Cultivating Wellness

STACEY CURCIO

Stacey’s upbringing in Regenerative Agriculture fostered her interest in Naturopathy. After traveling the world, she settled in Melbourne to study, later establishing a wellness clinic in Queensland and founding Cultivating Wellness. With two children and a hobby farm, she cultivates nutrient-dense food while aiming to restore fertility to barren land. As a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Herbalist, she serves clients nationwide, specializing in a wide range of health areas, including complex infertility, infant allergies, integrative oncology, and sports nutrition.

Stacey will be speaking on Day One. She will be discussing animal nutritional wisdom, and our deep physiological connection with the food we eat.

Learn more about Stacey and Cultivating Wellness here.

Bryant Ussher, Eastwell Farms

BRYANT USSHER

Bryant Ussher is a fifth-generation farmer, following in the footsteps of a passionate agricultural family. He was educated with a diploma in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from UQ Gatton (FKA: Gatton Agricultural College). 

Having always worked in agriculture, Bryant transitioned from conventional industrialised farming practises in the early 2000s when he discovered Regenerative Agriculture. He realized the outcomes from this form of agriculture were much more beneficial to the health of the environment, and so stayed the course. 

He started “Eastwell Farms” as paddock-to-plate business alongside wife Susie and step-son Alex in 2021. Their curiousity led them to not only offer grass-fed beef, but also a range of gourmet mushrooms, from oyster mushroom to lion’s mane.

Time-controlled grazing is especially simple within the complex yet intuitive design of paddocks on the property. The Nguni cattle quickly became accustomed to daily moves.

Bryant will be MC for both days. He will also speak during the farm tour with Jack Milbank on Day Two.

Learn more about Bryant, Susie, Alex, and Eastwell’s Journey here.

Andrew Zerner, RCS

ANDREW ZERNER

With his Bachelor of Applied Science in Rural Management and as a graduate of ExecutiveLink™, Andrew has a passion for the regenerative grazing principles he applies to his family farm. He brings this passion to teaching our Grazing Clinic, GrazingforProfit™ and Farming&GrazingforProfit™ Schools, advising producers on regenerative management and profitability and facilitating for the ExecutiveLink™ Program. 

After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Rural Management through the University of Queensland, Andrew returned to the family farm where he ran a successful dairy operation with his parents near Murgon in the South Burnett.

Today, Andrew and Katie continue to live on the family property and run a beef trading enterprise. Andrew has a passion for the regenerative grazing principles that he practices daily, and brings this to his coaching, teaching and advisory roles within RCS. He loves working to help bring about positive change, where knowledge and appropriate management can reduce inputs and improve profitability and balance in people’s lives. 

Andrew will be speaking on Day Two. He will discuss the benefits of reliable water and fencing infrastructure.

Learn more about Andrew and RCS here.

Jack Milbank, Hartwood Cattle Co.

JACK MILBANK

Jack, raised on a Zimbabwean farm, graduated with a BAppSc from the University of QLD in 2001. With a diverse career, he worked in Crop Tech, T-Systems, and Ausveg before becoming the CEO of Hortus Technical Services in 2009. Entrepreneurially, Jack founded Biofilm Crop Protection Pty Ltd in 2013 and Bargara Brewing Company in 2014. The merger of Hortus and Biofilm in 2019 formed Novum Lifesciences, later acquired by Symbio Laboratories in 2023. In 2020, he launched Lexi Tech, a Global Ag-Tech Data Management company. Simultaneously, Jack manages the Sanga and Solera Breeding program in Bundaberg and owns Hartwood, Australia’s only cattle stud producing regenerative genetics. As the Soil Health Director at Carbon Sync since 2024, Jack leads regenerative agriculture and soil carbon sequestration projects, contributing to the Nature Repair Market and participating in the Net Zero CRC and Nature Positive CRC, envisioning a Positive Future for Agriculture in sync with Nature.

Jack will be speaking on Day Two. He will be advocating for Nguni and other African cattle breeds.

Learn more about Jack and Hartwood Cattle Co. here.