Our Founder

Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) hails from Wiluna, Western Australia, and his passion for agriculture and the healthy landscape it depends on remains undiminished.

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

In October 2013, he was appointed as Australia’s National Advocate for Soil Health. In that role, Michael has been pivotal in alerting Australians to the generally poor quality of our soils. His vision – to encourage all Australians to focus on soil health and the urgent need to regenerate our urban and rural landscapes – underpins the work of Soils For Life.

AN ENDURING LEGACY

Michael believes Australia can help teach farmers worldwide how to regenerate their landscapes, produce more nutritious food and create healthier communities. He is passionate and eloquent about the importance of regenerative landscape management to everyone who eats. You can access the archives of Michael Jeffery’s speeches from national and international events here.

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In 2018, as Australia’s National Advocate for Soil Health, Major General Jeffery presented his paper, “Restore the Soil: Prosper the Nation“, to both the Prime Minister and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud. The paper is currently being considered by the Federal and State Governments.

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