HMI is excited to announce our newest Professional Certified Educator, Christine Martin. Christine runs the Regen Ranch in Oakwood, Texas where she raises and sells beef, turkeys, lamb, and farm-fresh eggs.
Christine was born in Argentina, raised in Brazil of British parents. Her paternal family in Argentina lived in the city but also had a ‘camp’ (what the Argentine’s call a farm/ranch) where they raised cattle and grains.
She earned a bachelors degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a masters in Agricultural Economics. She lived overseas doing corporate work until she arrived in Texas in 2001 and began homesteading on 5 acres.
Christine learned about HMI’s Certified Educator Training Program in 2012 when she took HMI’s Beginning Women Farmer course. She started homesteading while her children were young, but decided to start ranching for profit by selling direct to consumers in 2015.
She moved to her current ranch in 2019 and sells at the farmer’s market as well as shipping her product. She has been working hard regenerating the soil, grasses and infrastructure and creating a learning space for others.
Christine has raised Dexter cattle, Dorper sheep, Standard White turkeys, and an assortment of egg layer chickens. She uses regenerative agricultural and Holistic Management principles and practices, and offers ranch tours for those that are interested in learning. She has also taught and consulted with large and small-scale producers from around the country.