Sharing Our Roots: Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture

Over the last decade, Sharing Our Roots has worked to research and develop a Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture model that integrates old wisdom with new thinking – how to raise our food in a way that respects the earth, the worker, the animal and the consumer. We have collected our insights in a 64-page manual,...

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Regenerative Poultry

The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance is a non-profit focused on “scaling up a systems-level regenerative poultry solution that restores ecological balance, produces nourishing food, and puts money back into the hands of farmers and food chain workers”. They offer a range of training opportunities and resources on creating productive regenerative poultry systems. Check out what...

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Etasblishing and managing native grasses in Missouri

The MU/MDC Native Grass Extension Project and Native Grass Group are focused on implementing educational programs and demonstrations on the benefits of native warm-season grasses for forage production, wildlife habitat and conservation in Missouri. Check out the project and see resources by clicking More Information below!

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Midwest Cover Crop Training Modules

These 11 training modules on cover crop selection, management, economics, and related topics are a resource for farm advisors and educators.  Each module consists of a PowerPoint slide set with accompanying instructor notes for each slide.  They were created as part of a project supported by the Walton Family Foundation.  The modules have been...

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Managing Warm-Season Grass Pastures

Native warm-season grasses have multiple benefits to soil health and for cattle production. This Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) resource provides guidance for planting legumes with native grass, haying, maintenance burning, and rotational grazing.

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2021 Conference videos – Missouri State Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Watch video recordings of this virtual conference, held December 14th and 15th, 2021. Sessions include: Welcome and opening remarks with Scott Edwards, MO NRCS State Conservationist Farmer Panel 1: Farmer experiences with cover crops in Missouri –with Dr. Rob Myers and producers Johnny Hunter, Kate Lambert, Liz Graznak and Cecil Harness Boosting soil health...

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Introduction to regenerative agriculture concepts

Besides the information offered on this website, there are many places to get more information on regenerative agriculture. For someone just getting familiar with this topic or some of the most common approaches of regenerative agriculture, certain videos or articles may be helpful. We particularly recommend: Living Soil – A one-hour documentary film on...

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Catalyzing more regenerative agriculture

The food, clothing, and beverage choices made by consumers all have an impact on the future direction of agriculture, in part by shaping demand that guides industry investments. Most of the major food and agriculture companies in the U.S. are putting a greater emphasis on sustainable and regenerative approaches, and some of the clothing...

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Examples of regenerative agriculture

The exact mix of regenerative approaches appropriate to a farm varies depending on what is being produced and the goals of the farmer and landowner. Soil and climate conditions can also impact what farming practices make sense. For farmers growing commodity crops or annual fruits and vegetables, some common regenerative approaches can include: Cover...

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Why support regenerative agriculture

With so many labels being applied to food these days, including organic, GMO-free, free-range, pasture-based, etc., it can be confusing for consumers to make food choices. Regenerative agriculture has become one of the fastest growing trends to hit the food industry and for good reason. Farmers and consumers alike are coming to value the...

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