Excerpt from page 6-7.
Despite our dismal record of environmental stewardship, today we persist in inventing expensive technological quick fixes and artificial solutions for the troubling problems we face on our farms and in the environment. We have forgotten how to look to nature—to the great wild herds and their rich grasslands—for guidance and solutions.
The good news is that we don't have to run to fertilizer dealers, seed companies, Extension agents, and equipment dealers every time we want to increase our productivity and efficiency or try to resolve an issue on our farms. Technology has its place, but our first thought should be to look to nautre for practical and ecologically sustainable solutions. Animals and plants evolved for millions of years to live in sync with their environment. We certainly have not changed them so much in our short period of influence that they have lost the specialized adaptations, characteristics, and natural traits that made them so successful during their long history.