|Marketing for Agroforestry||Savanna Institute|
If selling at least one product or generating income is a goal of your agroforestry practice, then, it’s important to consider how you will market the product(s) you want to sell. Agricultural marketing includes all the activities producers do in order to promote and sell products to consumers.
|2021||agroforestry distribution end-market-development-and-access farm-conservation-practices marketing-and-retail value-chain-logistics-and-infrastructure|
|Planning, Land Access and Finances||Savanna Institute|
The degree to which different crops and practices are incorporated into an agroforestry system depends on the site characteristics as well as the values and goals of the people stewarding the land. This makes agroforestry very site specific, and therefore, no two practices or systems are exactly alike.
|2021||agroforestry farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices farm-enterprise-planning|
|Social Justice and Agroforestry||Savanna Institute|
In the Agroforestry Foundations Online Course, we asked you to reflect on the question, “Why are you interested in agroforestry?”
|2021||agroforestry farm-conservation-practices organizational-development-and-partnerships racial-equity-and-justice|
|Managing Agroforestry Systems in a Changing Climate||Savanna Institute|
All ecosystems are complex, including agroforestry systems. They are made up of many organisms interacting with each other and their environment. Through observing and understanding how ecosystems function, people can work with natural processes to design and manipulate ecosystems for desired benefits in ways that are sustainable, resilient, and even regenerative.
|2021||agroforestry climate-change-adaptation ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices|
|Perennial Crops and Practices||Savanna Institute|
This course walks you through the characteristics, considerations, pros and cons, and economics of each of the five core US agroforestry practices and 12 of the most promising crops. Throughout the material, we provide opportunities to pause and reflect on the topics you are learning about as well as your personal preferences and goals.
|2021||agroforestry farm-conservation-practices soil-and-crop-health-and-management specialty-crops|
|Agroforestry Foundations||Savanna Institute|
The Agroforestry Foundations course has been designed to introduce you to a diversity of agroforestry practices, financial arrangements, farm designs and business models while helping you reflect on your own personal values and goals.
|2021||agroforestry commodity-crops farm-conservation-practices soil-and-crop-health-and-management specialty-crops|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Organizing for Food & Climate Justice in Florida||Florida Food Policy Council|
Erica Hall, Board Chair of the Florida Food Policy Council and longtime advocate for climate justice, social equity, and economic resilience, shares the Florida Food Policy Council’s work in community organizing for climate change resilience.
|2022||climate-change-adaptation crop-rotation-diversification-and-intercropping economic-community-development ecosystem-services farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices leadership-development local-regional-food-systems-and-access minority-and-women-farmer-rancher-support organizational-development-and-partnerships partnerships-and-networking policy-and-regulation racial-equity-and-justice rural-community-leadership rural-urban-value-supply-chains state-level-policy strategic-planning water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Grazing Public Lands 101||Pasture Project|
This four-part series is from a two-day virtual convening hosted by the Pasture Project and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on grazing public lands.
|2022||beef-cattle ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices habitat-and-wildlife-management invasive-species-management livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems|
|Pastures for Profit: A guide to rotational grazing||Dan Undersander, Beth Albert, Dennis Cosgrove, Dennis Johnson, and Paul Peterson|
This 43 page guide introduces the Who, What, and Why’s of rotational grazing. It covers plant growth, animal needs and grazing, setting up a rotational …
|2002||farm-conservation-practices health-and-disease livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems nutrition soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|Wisconsin Cover Crop and Conservation Conversations Webinar Series||Cover Crops Research and Outreach Project (CCROP) & UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management|
This webinar series consists of three sessions: (I) Highlights from Farmer-led Projects Across Wisconsin, (II) Engaging Diverse Audiences in Cover Crops, Soil Health, and Conservation …
|2021||cover-cropping economic-community-development farm-conservation-practices watershed-councils|
|Expanding Regenerative Grazing||Pasture Project|
The Expanding Regenerative Grazing is an interactive resource that uses maps of land use, nutrient loss, and farm trends to show some problems of conventional …
|2020||ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Soil Builder Videos: Grass Based Meat Marketing||Land Stewardship Project|
Grass Based Meat Marketing is a series of three short Soil Builder Videos featuring three farms experiences with beef and goat direct marketing. Building Relationships …
|2021||beef-cattle cover-cropping farm-conservation-practices goats-dairy-meat livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems marketing-and-communications no-till-and-conservation-tillage organizational-development-and-partnerships soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|Dirt Rich||Sustainable Farming Association (SFA)|
From planting garlic to pastured turkeys, SFA’s Dirt Rich podcast brings warm conversations with farmers and land professionals about research, on farm experiences, and food. …
|2020||crop-rotation-diversification-and-intercropping farm-conservation-practices livestock_management soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|Midwest Cover Crop Council (MCCC) Cover Crop Decision Tools||Midwest Cover Crop Council|
The Cover Crop Decision Tool helps you decide what cover crops to plant based on your location, goals, and other crops planted. The MCCC hosts …
|Field Walkover Guide: A practical on farm conservation tool||Amber Radatz, Callie Herron, Kevan Klingberg, Todd Prill, Discovery Farms Wisconsin|
The guide emphasizes the how visual assessments on farm are useful in gauging potential for erosion and is broken into three categories: no signs of …
|2016||cover-cropping economic-community-development ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices no-till-and-conservation-tillage soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health water-quality-improvement-and-management watershed-councils|
|Climate Change Series||MOSES Organic Farming Podcast|
In planning the 2022 MOSES conference, climate change was identified as a major concern for farmers. This three part series includes talks on climate change …
|2021||climate-change-adaptation cover-cropping ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices habitat-and-wildlife-management no-till-and-conservation-tillage nutrient-application-best-management-practices soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Digital Cafe Webinar Series||Soil Health Nexus|
The Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Webinar Series is a collection of monthly webinars talking all things soil health. Each webinar consists of a main …
|2020||agroforestry climate-change-adaptation conservation crop-rotation-diversification-and-intercropping ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems organizational-development-and-partnerships policy-and-regulation soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health strategic-planning|
|Key Perennial Crops||Savanna Institute|
The Key Perennial Crops infographic acts as a guidebook for top tree crops in the Midwest. The Savanna Institute characterizes 12 tree crops, each equipped …
|2019||agroforestry farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices farm-enterprise-planning labeling-and-marketing marketing-and-communications organizational-development-and-partnerships policy-and-regulation|
|Understanding Agroforestry||Savanna Institute|
This collection of infographics describes five USDA recognized agroforestry practices: windbreaks, silvopasture, riparian buffers, forest farming, and alley cropping. Each infographic outlines the benefits, challenges, …
|2019||agroforestry ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Mississippi River Resilience Initiative||REGAIN|
Trevor Russell and Erin Meier share their work on the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI). MRRI works to advance river-related policy and funding opportunities at the federal level by aiming to strengthen community resilience to climate change and reduce flood risk by restoring floodplains, riverine wetlands, delta and coastal wetlands, and backwaters.
|2021||agroforestry climate-change-adaptation commodity-crops ecosystem-services edge-of-field-practices farm-conservation-practices federal-level-policy habitat-and-wildlife-management invasive-species-management natural-disaster-mitigation nutrient-application-best-management-practices policy-and-regulation soil-and-crop-health-and-management water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Landowner Leadership on Climate in the Upper Midwest||Sharing Our Roots|
Teresa Opheim, Project Director of Climate Land Leaders with Sharing Our Roots, shares her work to bring landowners together to help tackle the climate crisis by establishing conservation goals for their land.
|2019||agroforestry climate-change-adaptation cover-cropping crop-rotation-diversification-and-intercropping economic-community-development ecosystem-services edge-of-field-practices farm-conservation-practices leadership-development managed-livestock-grazing-systems no-till-and-conservation-tillage organizational-development-and-partnerships rural-community-leadership small-grains water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty Crops||Savanna Institute & Farm Commons|
The Savanna Institute partnered with Farm Commons, Wisconsin DATCAP, and Midwestern farmers to develop the Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty …
|2021||agroforestry food-safety-and-inspection livestock_management specialty-crops farm-conservation-practices policy-and-regulation soil-and-crop-health-and-management|
|Agroforestry Foundations Online Course||Savanna Institute|
The online course introduces the history of agroforestry, agroforestry practices, and farm planning. The free course consists of two lessons: What is Agroforestry and Foundations …
|REGAIN Office Hours: Dr. Randy Jackson||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
Dr. Randy Jackson of University of Wisconsin-Madison through key questions related to regenerative ag and soil carbon – what are the opportunities to build soil, what are the challenges, and how do we shift away from paradigm of soil mining?
|2021||climate-change-adaptation ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Audubon Conservation Ranching||National Audubon Society|
Marshall Johnson shares Audubon’s pioneering work on the market-based Conservation Ranching Program which brings farmers, ranchers, retailers and consumers together with grasslands, herds and birds into win-win alignment.
|2021||beef-cattle ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices habitat-and-wildlife-management livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems value-added-products value-chain-logistics-and-infrastructure|
|REGAIN Office Hours: SFA’s Technical Assistance for Grazing Program||Sustainable Farming Association|
Jared Luhman discusses SFA’s new Technical Assistance for Grazing Program. The program will provide one-on-one training for a cohort of 30 farmers in Minnesota to help them begin, improve upon, or expand their grazing enterprise
|2021||farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems organizational-development-and-partnerships partnerships-and-networking|
|REGAIN Office Hour: Green Lands Blue Waters Continuous Living Cover||REGAIN|
Green Lands Blue Waters, along with co-hosts RuralAdvantage and Savanna Institute, discuss examples of leveraging NRCS funds to implement and support Continuous Living Cover (CLC) practices like perennial forage and alley cropping.
|2021||agroforestry conservation ecosystem-services farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices farm-enterprise-planning grants-and-funding-proposals habitat-and-wildlife-management managed-livestock-grazing-systems organizational-development-and-partnerships policy-and-regulation|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Research on Regenerative Ag||REGAIN|
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren discusses his research and education programs on assessing the ecological risk of pest management strategies and developing long-term solutions for regenerative food systems.⠀
|2021||agroforestry cover-cropping crop-rotation-diversification-and-intercropping ecosystem-services farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices farm-enterprise-planning habitat-and-wildlife-management herbicides-fungicides-and-pesticides no-till-and-conservation-tillage soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|REGAIN Office Hours: COVID Protocols for Summer Events||Practical Farmers of Iowa|
Meghan Filbert of Practical Farmers of Iowa shares their approach to the 2021 event season
|2021||beef-cattle covid-19-response crop-rotation-diversification-and-intercropping dairy-cattle farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices farm-enterprise-planning livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems no-till-and-conservation-tillage|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Oh The Places Carbon Can Go!||REGAIN|
Dr. Jasmine Dillon and Dr. Megan Machmuller get in the weeds of soil carbon science and the potential for regenerative grazing to sequester carbon.
|2021||climate-change-adaptation cover-cropping ecosystem-services farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems nutrient-application-best-management-practices soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|Pasture Management Online Course||WI School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers|
The pasture management course is a training program in basic cool-season pasture management and guides the creation of a personalized pasture management plan.
|2019||beef-cattle dairy-cattle ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices goats-dairy-meat livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems natural-disaster-mitigation sheep-dairy-fiber-meat soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Wisconsin Grazing Resource Library||UW-Madison Extension|
This resource library consists of grazing resources curated by UW Madison Division of Extension.
|2020||beef-cattle cover-cropping dairy-cattle ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Conservation Grazing: An Opportunity for Land Trusts and Conservation Organizations||Pasture Project|
Justin Pepper, formerly of the Audubon Society, details how conservation organizations can use grazing to further their goals and why it is such an effective conservation tool.
|2016||ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices habitat-and-wildlife-management managed-livestock-grazing-systems|
|Grazing Cover Crop Video Tutorials||Pasture Project|
This video tutorial series on grazing cover crops features a set of 14 videos with expert tips and advice from farmers and adaptive grazing expert, Dr. Allen Williams. The videos cover everything from the benefits of cover crops to fencing and watering systems to animal nutrition when grazing cover crops.
|2018||beef-cattle climate-change-adaptation cover-cropping farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health water-quality-improvement-and-management ecosystem-services|
|Fencing Video Tutorials||Pasture Project|
In this Fencing 101 video series, fencing expert Kent Solberg, with help from organic dairy farmer Kevin Jahnke, describes the principles and pitfalls of energized fencing in a series of 13 practical how-to videos.
|2018||beef-cattle dairy-cattle farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems|
|Adaptive Grazing Video Tutorials||Pasture Project|
This video tutorial series includes a set of 35 tutorials from adaptive grazing expert Dr. Allen Williams on topics such as assessing the degree of finish of cattle, determining optimal stock density, and what to do about endophyte-infected fescue
|2019||beef-cattle dairy-cattle farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|Expanding Grass-Based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest: The Pasture Project||Winrock International|
The report explores the market, benefits, and barriers related to grass-fed beef production, outlining a clear way forward for transitioning acreage to more sustainable management.
|2012||aggregation capital-development distribution economic-community-development end-market-development-and-access farm-conservation-practices federal-level-policy local-regional-food-systems-and-access managed-livestock-grazing-systems policy-and-regulation processing rural-urban-value-supply-chains state-level-policy value-added-products value-chain-logistics-and-infrastructure|
|Research Report: Soil Compaction in Grazed Cover Crop Fields||Practical Farmers of Iowa|
This report details the results of a four year research project on the economic and soil health benefits of livestock grazing on cover crops
|2019||climate-change-adaptation cover-cropping ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|Technical Bulletin: Benefits of Planting and Grazing Diverse Cover Crops||Pasture Project|
Integrating cattle grazing on winter cover crops can provide significant soil health and on-farm economic benefits. This project studied three years of cover crop and livestock integration on 8 cooperating farms in Minnesota and Iowa.
|2018||beef-cattle cover-cropping dairy-cattle farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems|
|Grazing Cover Crops How-To Guide||Pasture Project|
Read Pasture Project’s how-to guide on grazing cover crops, focused on helping farmers get started with the practice to leverage soil health and economic benefits through winter livestock grazing.
|2018||beef-cattle cover-cropping farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems nutrition soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health|
|MythBusters: Grazing Cover Crops||Pasture Project|
This webinar discusses common myths about grazing cover crops. Meghan Filbert (Practical Farmers of Iowa) presents information from recent grazing cover crop field trials and the experiences of farmers using the practice.
|2020||cover-cropping farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems|
|Illinois Grazing White Paper||Pasture Project|
This paper explores the current state of cattle grazing for beef and, to a lesser extent, dairy production in Illinois resulting in grass-fed and grass-finished products that serve markets in and beyond the state.
|2019||beef-cattle economic-community-development farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems rural-urban-value-supply-chains value-chain-logistics-and-infrastructure|