|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 …
|Daily Erosion Project Interactive Map||Iowa 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 …
|Liberation on Land Skillshare Video Series||Soul 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 …
|2021||farm-business-planning-and-finance leadership-development minority-and-women-farmer-rancher-support organizational-development-and-partnerships racial-equity|
|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 …
|2020||local-regional-food-systems-and-access organizational-development-and-partnerships policy-and-regulation racial-equity|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Monroe County Climate Change Task Force||REGAIN|
Bob Micheel, Monroe County Land Conservation Department Director, shares his work on the Climate Change Task Force with Monroe County in Wisconsin.
|2021||climate-change-adaptation economic-community-development ecosystem-services leadership-development organizational-development-and-partnerships partnerships-and-networking rural-community-leadership soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health water-quality-improvement-and-management|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Dr. Randy Jackson||REGAIN|
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||REGAIN|
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||REGAIN|
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|
|Racial Equity Coffee Chat Facilitation Guide||Wallace Center|
A guide to facilitating conversations about topics related to racial equity.
|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|
|REGAIN Office Hours: Virtual Field Days||Practical Farmers of Iowa|
Meghan Filbert, Livestock Program Manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa, shares best practices for hosting virtual field days!
|2019||covid-19-response marketing-and-communications organizational-development-and-partnerships partnerships-and-networking|
|Grass-Fed Beef Calculator||Pasture 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.
|2016||beef-cattle farm-business-planning-and-finance farm-enterprise-planning livestock_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|
|The State of Grass Fed Value Chains in Illinois||Pasture 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.
|2020||aggregation economic-community-development labeling-and-marketing processing rural-urban-value-supply-chains value-chain-logistics-and-infrastructure policy-and-regulation|
|Selecting for Grass-Based Genetics||Pasture 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.
|2016||beef-cattle genetics-and-reproduction livestock_management|
|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|