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The latest news on Grassland 2.0, grassland-based agriculture, and restorative agricultural systems.

Grassland 2.0 podcast features the stories of graziers and grazing practitioners from across the state

November 10 2020

We are excited to announce that Grassland 2.0 has a podcast; it’s called GrassCast! You can find it on Apple Podcasts, wherever you listen to podcasts, or at grasscast.buzzsprout.com. The podcast features a series of narrative accounts from producers and other grazing practitioners based on interviews conducted by Grassland 2.0…Read More

Farmers and researchers come together to form new group, Grassland 2.0, to grow grassland agriculture

October 19 2020

Bert Paris loves farming. After nearly 30 years of operating his dairy farm near Belleville, Wisconsin, Bert is in the process of passing on his farm to his daughter, Meagan. She faces serious challenges: Wisconsin led the nation in farm bankruptcies last year, with an average of two dairy farms…Read More

A vision for agriculture

October 8 2020

This story was written by Randy Jackson and was originally published by Aeon in March 2020 and has been republished here. With each step, Zeke’s boot disappears from sight, swallowed by a lush canopy of grasses and clovers. He jabs his walking stick through the foliage to gauge its height.…Read More

Agriculture can indeed fix our food system— if we reimagine it

February 6 2020

This story was written by Grassland 2.0 members Randy Jackson, Michelle Miller, Pam Porter and Lindsey Day-Farnsworth and was originally published by the Washington Post in 2017 and has been republished here. A recent article by Tamar Haspel argues that the local and organic food movement can't fix our food…Read More