Caring for the land
is caring for ourselves

Imagine rural landscapes
that provide for all of us.

Profitable farms cultivating healthy people; thriving, diverse communities; clean water, flood reduction, stable climate, and biodiversity are possible.

Two cows grazing on grass in a field

Realizing these landscapes requires everyone.

We must come together to intentionally re-design and transform our agricultural system to achieve these outcomes. Adjustments and tweaks to our current system — which is founded on disturbing soil, sowing shallow-rooted plants, using fossil-fuel inputs, and maximizing yields — are not enough to restore the land that supports us

Grasslands are the foundations of more sustainable landscapes.

Well-managed grazing on perennial grasslands can support profitable livestock farming of all sizes while restoring many critical functions of the original prairie that are key to our welfare and well-being.

A man leading his cows on a dirt path through a grass pasture

Restorative agriculture and the
movement to make it happen is

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It starts with innovative farmers producing wholesome milk and meat and other products from grasslands that build soil, clean water, help stabilize the climate, and support wildlife. It builds momentum with consumer demand for products and services from grassland farming, but requires policies incentivizing transformative change and processors, suppliers, and distributors who build-out innovative and profitable value-added supply-chains.

We all have a role to play in Grassland 2.0 and
we cannot leave anyone behind.

We must push and pull our agricultural system to transformative change!

Here’s what you can do:

We are working to bring people together

The Grassland 2.0 project is a result of decades of research showing that our best, and perhaps only, opportunity to build soils, nutrients, and carbon in agricultural production while providing farmers and society with profitable and productive outcomes is with grazed perennial grasslands.

We are working to inspire people to come together to identify how we can achieve these outcomes, create spaces for a process of Collaborative Landscape Design, and grow the Grassland 2.0 movement by engaging with coalitions working toward an agriculture that works for all of us!

What can grasslands do for us?

Make farms

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Support healthy people
and communities