Ramseyers Using Nature As a Blueprint for Beef Grazing

Jeff and Michelle Ramseyer raise around 250 cattle in an organic rotational grazing system with neighboring grain farmer, Dean McIlvaine. The Ramseyers provide the livestock and the labor while enhancing the fertility and controlling weeds on McIvaine’s farm ground for their Lone Pine Pastures operation in Wayne County.

Can We Really Regenerate Our Soils?

Soil tests from Gabe Brown’s Ranch show soil nutrient values skyrocket far above soil on his neighbors’ farms. What’s his secret? He manages his farm like an ecosystem.

Cover Crops May Be Used to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

Cover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they also may play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a Penn State researcher.

Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity

Encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security—and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops.