Farm Žgajnar: Leading Organic and Regenerative Agriculture

Success Story

Farm Žgajnar, overseen by Tone Žgajnar in Slovenia's Primorsko-Notranjska region, covers 316 hectares dedicated to animal husbandry and cereal cultivation. The farm's focus on organic practices is underscored by its milk, beef, and pork production, predominantly via wheat fields using regenerative techniques.

Embracing regenerative agriculture for over a decade, the farm employs methods such as direct sowing, crop rotation with grass clover mixtures, seeding grasses, and preserving biodiversity through unmown meadow sections. Green fertilization is practiced alongside late mowing for seed production.

Tone Žgajnar, reflecting on the journey, cites the pivotal reasons for adopting regenerative practices: heightened soil fertility, diminished humus leaching, and lower production costs. The transition was propelled by experiential learning from professional excursions, leading to the successful implementation of regenerative techniques.

The positive outcomes of regenerative practices are evident. Over the decade, soil organic matter has increased, contributing to sustainable agricultural practices. Although challenges persist with weed management due to organic principles, the farm remains steadfast in its commitment to regenerative methods.

Despite the absence of financial support for regenerative agriculture, the farm's success and satisfaction serve as motivation for its continued application. Farm Žgajnar stands as a testament to the tangible benefits of regenerative and organic farming, exemplifying the harmonious balance between sustainability and productivity.

LABELS: Slovenia, livestock, dairy, organic



Location of farm


Name of the farmer

Anton Žgajnar

Size of farm

316 ha

Permanent staff


Main products of farm

Production of milk and beef and pork meat; dairy
products and cereals, supply over 300 schools,
hospitals, army bases and retirement homes with
organic dairy and meet products


Farmland cultivated with RA practices


Crops produced with RA practices

All of them

Duration of using RA practices

Since 2013

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