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California Rancher to Rancher project field demo

Posted by Peter Donovan 6 years, 7 months ago

The Rancher-to-Rancher project, which supports California ranchers and land managers in setting up low-cost, risk-free learning site trials, held a demonstration April 12 on Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, where Joe Morris grazes stocker cattle.

Burleigh County, North Dakota: Healthy soil, healthy farms, healthy communities

Posted by Peter Donovan 6 years, 10 months ago

Brian DeVore of Minnesota's Land Stewardship Project wrote a good piece about Gabe Brown and others:

Joe and Julie Morris receiving Burch award at Quivira Coalition conference

Posted by Peter Donovan 7 years ago

Joe Morris, of Morris Grassfed in San Juan Bautista, California, is receiving the Clarence Burch stewardship award at the Quivira Conference this month in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “I am honored to be recognized by the Quivira Coalition for this year’s Clarence Burch award, and deeply appreciative to all of our partners for making this possible,” Joe said. “Our work with fellow ranchers, environmentalists, and policymakers shows that land stewardship and consensus building can provide solutions to some of our most pressing challenges.”

Grass fed beef is best

Posted by Peter Donovan 7 years, 5 months ago

according to a recent report by the National Trust in the UK. The report uses modeling.

April 2012 update

Posted by Peter Donovan 7 years, 7 months ago


The 2011-2012 Soil Carbon Challenge baseline tour has come full circle. I arrived back home in northeast Oregon's Wallowa County on the last day of March 2012, after 250 days on the road and 12,137 miles in the converted school bus as well as several side trips by car, plane, and train. It was a fantastic trip, and I'm deeply grateful to all those whom I visited for their participation and hospitality.