Description: Since 2019, Delta Institute and the Pasture Project have collaborated on assessing grass-fed beef value chains in the state of Illinois. In this webinar, we discuss the conclusion of this project and walk through the resources we’ve created to help move more Illinois raised, grass-fed beef in the Chicago foodshed. This includes a direct […]Click Here to Read "Expanding Chicago Grass-fed to Grow Illinois Grazing"
In this webinar, Dr. Claudio Gratton gives an overview of beneficial insects of agriculture including pollinators, predators, and decomposers. He also discusses how different on-farm management practices influence these insects at both the field and landscape scale.Click Here to Read "Supporting Beneficial Insects on Farms and in the Landscape"
In this webinar, Arin Crooks from UW-Madison Lancaster Research Station reviews the research, techniques, and economics of late season grazing including grazing stockpiled perennial pasture, crop residues, cover crops, and more.Click Here to Read "Late Season Grazing: What You Need to Know to Extend the Grazing Season"
This webinar digs into the future of regenerative grazing in Illinois and the potential to expand contract grazing in the state. Brett Mathews of Dividing Ridge Farm also shares his experience with the Midwest Grazing Exchange – a new tool to facilitate contract grazing connections – and talks through tips to ensure contract grazing is regenerative.Click Here to Read "Accelerating Contract Grazing in Illinois"
This webinar provides a tutorial of the Midwest Grazing Exchange, an overview of contract grazing arrangements, and updates from each of the grazing exchange hosts.Click Here to Read "Midwest Grazing Exchange – How-To and Contract Grazing"
Adam Kramer, President of Black Sand Granary, discusses the ‘why’ behind using cover cropsClick Here to Read "From Cover to Cover: A Systems Approach to Cover Cropping"
Karl Dallefeld, co-founder of Prairie Creek Seed, discusses strategies to incorporate cover crops into your current farming operations, including timing of seeding, combining with fertilizer application, and the optimal seed varieties for the Tainter Creek climate.Click Here to Read "Seeding Success: Cover Crop Best Practices in the Tainter Creek Watershed"
Dr. Jasmine Dillon and Dr. Megan Machmuller get in the weeds on soil carbon dynamics.Click Here to Read "Oh The Places Carbon Can Go: What Do I Need to Know as a Farmer?"
In this webinar, Keith Berns of Green Cover Seed discusses cover crop seed mix design from beginning to end.Click Here to Read "Fix Your Mix: Using Management Goals to Create Diverse Cover Crop Seed Mixes"
In this nuts and bolts webinar, Dr. Andrea Basche discusses strategies to boost cover crop benefits, such as ideas for maximizing biomass growth for grazing.Click Here to Read "How to Treat Your Cover Crop Like a Cash Crop"