This roadmap captures a shared vision and strategy created by Illinoisans for Illinoisans to increase and sustain regenerative livestock grazing – specifically for beef production – in the state between 2021 – 2025.Click Here to Read "Roadmap for Expanding Regenerative Grazing in Illinois (2021-2025)"
A suite of publications from the Midwest Cover Crops Council, intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover cropsClick Here to Read "MCCC Cover Crop Recipes"
This paper provides an overview of opportunities to increase regenerative grazing in the Upper Midwest of the United States, specifically in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.Click Here to Read "Accelerating regenerative grazing to tackle farm, environmental, and societal challenges in the Upper Midwest"
Read more about Pasture Project and Delta Institute’s work to research and document the current state of Illinois grass-fed beef value chains and the potential for growth of the grass-fed sector.Click Here to Read "The State of Grass Fed Value Chains in Illinois Story Map"
Read more about the benefits of regenerative grazing, particularly in the Upper Mississippi River Basin by exploring this interactive story map.Click Here to Read "Expanding Regenerative Grazing Story Map"
These diagrams illustrate different types of grazing practices and their impacts.Click Here to Read "Grazing Diagrams"
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.Click Here to Read "Current State and Potential Future for Livestock Grazing and Grass-fed Markets in Illinois"
Read Pasture Project’s new 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.Click Here to Read "Grazing Cover Crops How-To Guide"
This Story Map represents an initial assessment of grazing potential in Illinois and Indiana watersheds, using 12 spatial datasets covering biodiversity, economic, infrastructure, and water quality criteria in the two states.Click Here to Read "Assessing Grazing Potential in Illinois and Indiana Watersheds Story Map"
This report, published by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. grass-fed beef sector, with a focus on market and economic dynamics.Click Here to Read "Back to Grass: The Market Potential for U.S. Grassfed Beef"