Mickey Aylard is a fourth generation Vancouver Island dairy farmer and President of the Island Milk Producers Organization. She milks 100 cows with two robots and farms 300 acres with her family. Mickey’s farm follows some of the principles of regenerative agriculture, employing rotational grazing to pasture her cows, and using captured rainwater to irrigate crops. The amount of water captured by Mickey’s farm not only provides water for crop production, but also prevents flooding in the valley below them, protecting residential neighbourhoods. Mickey is also part of the Advisory Group on Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech (RAA) which aims to build a more resilient food supply through regenerative agriculture practices.