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Food Sovereignty & Farmworker StorytellingNot Our Farm

In this discussion hosted by Regenerative Ag Idea Network Weaver Jahia, Anita Adalja shares their work and experience in farmworker rights, the often overlooked plight of labor abuses on small farms, and their QBIPOC-focused work through the Not Our Farm collective and on Ashoka Farm.

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Exploring Farm-Based EducationMichelle Gilman

Listen to Michelle Gilman (Food Fluency, REGAIN Network Weaver) and Shelby Geitner discuss the highlights of Shelby’s study of farm-based education in the U.S. and France. 

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Marketing for AgroforestrySavanna 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.

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Planning, Land Access and FinancesSavanna 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.

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Social Justice and AgroforestrySavanna Institute

In the Agroforestry Foundations Online Course, we asked you to reflect on the question, “Why are you interested in agroforestry?”

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Managing Agroforestry Systems in a Changing ClimateSavanna 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.

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Perennial Crops and PracticesSavanna 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.

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Agroforestry FoundationsSavanna 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.

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Using EDDMapS to understand Future Invasive Species of the MidwestMidwest Invasive Plant Network

In this webinar, Clair Ryan, Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Coordinator, discusses MIPN’s work, what dictates plant distribution and spreading potential, climate modeling for the …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Organizing for Food & Climate Justice in FloridaFlorida 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.

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Grazing Public Lands 101Pasture 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.

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Pastures for Profit: A guide to rotational grazingDan 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 …

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How Regenerative Agriculture Can GrowRegenerative Agriculture Initiative at Yale Center for Business and Environment

The How Regenerative Agriculture Can Grow series is a collection of five briefs that cover how opportunities for policy reform, investing, training, and marketing can …

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Federal Crop Insurance: Legal Update & Latest DevelopmentsThe National Agricultural Law Center

During the webinar, Grant Ballard discusses federal crop insurance policy changes, new products crop insurance agents promote, litigation, and consequences for organic production. Grant represents …

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COMET Farm and Carbon Farm PlanningQuivira Coalition

Haley Nagle, Outreach & Education Specialist and Data Analyst with COMET Farm Team, and Lynette Niebrugge, Associate Director of Education and Training with Carbon Cycle …

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Strengthening the Economy, Health, and Climate Security through More Resilient Agriculture and Food SystemsDay One Project

Anchored in practice driving federal policy, the document describes how the agriculture sector can be reimagined to prioritize the environment, science, public health, and social …

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Analysis & Recommendations: U.S. Policy & Regenerative AgriculturePolicy Working Group at Funders for Regenerative Agriculture

Through 18+ interviews on the status of agriculture policy, the Policy Working Group examines challenges and opportunities for adopting policies that would support a transition …

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Wisconsin Cover Crop and Conservation Conversations Webinar SeriesCover 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 …

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Expanding Regenerative GrazingPasture 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 …

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Fearless Farm Finances Online CourseMOSES

Fearless Farm Finances Online Course offers tools for successfully managing your farms finances and covers everything from goal setting to budgets. This online course consists …

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Ear to the Ground 265: Diving into Safer WatersLand Stewardship Project

Ear to the Ground Podcast, hosted by Brian DeVour at the Land Stewardship Project, covers family farming, regenerative agriculture, regional food, and local democracy through …

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Soil Builder Videos: Grass Based Meat MarketingLand 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 …

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Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in MinnesotaFarmers Legal Action Group & Minnesota Farmers Union

Wondering if wind and solar energy are right for your farm? Or how to go about installing and producing renewable energy on a large scale? …

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Dirt RichSustainable 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. …

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AgriVoltaics: Solar Energy on Dairy FarmsSustainable Farming Association (SFA), Brad Heins, Kirsten Sharpe, Eric Buchanan, Mike Reese

Brad Heins, researcher with the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, discusses the potential to offset fossil fuel dependence via ground mounted …

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Organic Fact SheetsMidwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

MOSES developed 48 easy-to-follow explanations about various topics related to organic farming that are categorized into five sections: Field Crops & Market Farming, Business & …

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Midwest Cover Crop Council (MCCC) Cover Crop Decision ToolsMidwest 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 …

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Producer-led Group Roadmap: Finding Success in Farmer-Led Watershed OrganizationsWI DATCAP, Farmers for Sustainable Food, & The Nature Conservancy

Guided by steps taken by successful existing producer-led groups, the roadmap provides nine sections on how to establish a farmer-led watershed organization that works towards …

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Field Walkover Guide: A practical on farm conservation toolAmber 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 …

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Climate Change SeriesMOSES 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 …

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Land Policy ReportHolly Rippon-Butler, National Young Farmers Coalition

Barriers to land access are laden with interconnected challenges of climate change, food sovereignty, structural racism and discrimination, cost of living, and public health. However, …

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Young Farmers Racial Equity ToolkitNational Young Farmers Coalition

The Racial Equity Toolkit (1) introduces the toolkit and the vast systems of racism in our agriculture system, (2) offers guidance on organizing around and …

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Land Access Solutions in the Agrarian Commons ModelFarm Commons

Why work with a land trust to preserve or access farmland? And, how do we navigate the creativity AND limitations of easements on farmland? Farm …

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Social Justice through Non-traditional Land Access StrategiesFarm Commons

The Farm Commons team discusses inequities in who has access to land, who owns the land, and strategies farmers and farm-advocates pursue to secure land …

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Farmers’ Guide to CART: NRCS’s New Conservation Planning, Resource Assessment, and Program Application ToolNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The NRCS Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART) streamlines and simplifies conservation planning so NRCS staff can inform farmers, ranchers, and landowners on how to implement …

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Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food ProgramsNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

This collection of current programs and policies breaks down who is eligible, success stories, application information, resources, and history. Originally released in 2014, the guide …

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Guide to Illinois Laws Governing Direct Farm MarketingIllinois Stewardship Alliance

Developed by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance with assistance from the Illinois Department of Agriculture and University of Illinois Extension, this guide informs farmers and producers …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Tackling Food Insecurity and land access in MinnesotaSharing Our Roots

Antonio Alba Merez is the Program Director for the Community Land Share, Community Connector, and Neighborhood Garden initiatives. In this call, Antonio and his colleague Lina Nyaronge share how these programs work to address food insecurity and land access in Northfield, MN.

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Digital Cafe Webinar SeriesSoil 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 …

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Leasing Land: Legal and Practical Tips for SuccessFarm Commons and Quivira Coalition

Doing your due diligence is a common practice when purchasing property, but as Rachel Armstrong explains, it is just as important when signing a lease …

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Right Business Structure for Reducing Legal Risk and Leveraging OpportunityFarm Commons and Quivira Coalition

Rachel Armstrong, founder and Executive Director at Farm Commons, discusses the importance of establishing the right business structure and writing the proper organizing document for …

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Key Perennial CropsSavanna 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 …

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Understanding AgroforestrySavanna 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, …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Mississippi River Resilience InitiativeREGAIN

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.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Landowner Leadership on Climate in the Upper MidwestSharing 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.

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Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty CropsSavanna 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 …

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Agroforestry Foundations Online CourseSavanna 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 …

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Daily Erosion Project Interactive MapIowa State University

An interactive map that spans Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin details precipitation, runoff, detachment, and hill slope soil loss at user selected time …

2021soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health
Liberation on Land Skillshare Video SeriesSoul Fire Farm

This sixteen part “how-to” video series facilitated by Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color farmers and land stewards details soil carbon, ways to …

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Leveling the Fields: Creating Farming Opportunities for Black People, Indigenous People, and Other People of Color.Union of Concerned Scientists and HEAL Food Alliance

The policy brief discusses how systemic racism within the agricultural sector excludes Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) and strategies for addressing longstanding …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Monroe County Climate Change Task ForceMonroe County Land Conservation Department

Bob Micheel, Monroe County Land Conservation Department Director, shares his work on the Climate Change Task Force with Monroe County in Wisconsin.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Dr. Randy JacksonUniversity 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?

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REGAIN Office Hours: Audubon Conservation RanchingNational 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.

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REGAIN Office Hours: SFA’s Technical Assistance for Grazing ProgramSustainable 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

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REGAIN Office Hour: Green Lands Blue Waters Continuous Living CoverREGAIN

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.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Research on Regenerative AgREGAIN

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.⠀

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REGAIN Office Hours: COVID Protocols for Summer EventsPractical Farmers of Iowa

Meghan Filbert of Practical Farmers of Iowa shares their approach to the 2021 event season

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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.

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Pasture Management Online CourseWI 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.

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Racial Equity Coffee Chat Facilitation GuideWallace Center

A guide to facilitating conversations about topics related to racial equity.

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Wisconsin Grazing Resource LibraryUW-Madison Extension

This resource library consists of grazing resources curated by UW Madison Division of Extension.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Virtual Field DaysPractical Farmers of Iowa

Meghan Filbert, Livestock Program Manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa, shares best practices for hosting virtual field days!

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Grass-Fed Beef CalculatorPasture Project

This calculator is appropriate for cow-calf, stocker, finishing, or direct market enterprises and includes five year cash flow projections and a value calculator for purchase and sales decisions. It is designed for beef but can be modified to be appropriate for any pasture-based animal production.

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Conservation Grazing: An Opportunity for Land Trusts and Conservation OrganizationsPasture 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.

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Grazing Cover Crop Video TutorialsPasture 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.

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Fencing Video TutorialsPasture 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.

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Adaptive Grazing Video TutorialsPasture 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

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Expanding Grass-Based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest: The Pasture ProjectWinrock 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.

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Research Report: Soil Compaction in Grazed Cover Crop FieldsPractical 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

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Technical Bulletin: Benefits of Planting and Grazing Diverse Cover CropsPasture 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.

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The State of Grass Fed Value Chains in IllinoisPasture Project & Delta Institute

This webinar, a collaboration between the Pasture Project and Delta Institute, digs into the report “The State of Grass-Fed Value Chains in Illinois” and discusses the continuing work to advance grass-fed value chains in the state.

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Selecting for Grass-Based GeneticsPasture Project

Dr. Allen Williams, one of the foremost experts on grass-fed genetics, developed this comprehensive guide to selecting cattle genetics for a grass-fed program.

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Grazing Cover Crops How-To GuidePasture 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.

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MythBusters: Grazing Cover CropsPasture 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.

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Illinois Grazing White PaperPasture 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.

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