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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 …

2021agroforestry food-safety-and-inspection livestock_management specialty-crops farm-conservation-practices policy-and-regulation soil-and-crop-health-and-management
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 …

2021agroforestry farm-conservation-practices
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 ForceREGAIN

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 JacksonREGAIN

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 RanchingREGAIN

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 ProgramREGAIN

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

2021farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems organizational-development-and-partnerships partnerships-and-networking
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.

2021climate-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 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.

2020racial-equity organizational-development-and-partnerships
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!

2019covid-19-response marketing-and-communications organizational-development-and-partnerships partnerships-and-networking
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.

2016ecosystem-services farm-conservation-practices habitat-and-wildlife-management managed-livestock-grazing-systems
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

2019beef-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 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.

2016beef-cattle genetics-and-reproduction livestock_management
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.

2018beef-cattle cover-cropping farm-conservation-practices livestock_management managed-livestock-grazing-systems nutrition soil-and-crop-health-and-management soil-health
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.

2020cover-cropping farm-conservation-practices managed-livestock-grazing-systems
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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