Wondering how managed livestock grazing can contribute to justice in the food system? There is a growing call to transform the U.S. food system so that it better supports farmers, communities, and the environment. On February 14th at 3 pm CT, farmers and researchers will discuss Grassland 2.0’s newly released report – “Just Transitions to Managed Livestock Grazing”. CIAS is one of several campus and community partners involved in Grassland 2.0 and the Just Transitions project.
Grassland 2.0 graduate student researchers Erin Lowe and Ana Fochesatto interviewed nearly 130 members of the Midwest agricultural community on how to support managed grazing and build equity within the food system. Check out their newly released report “and series of briefs for NRCS, Extension, educators, universities, and policy advocates at: https://grasslandag.org/justtransitions
Learn more about the project at a webinar, Tuesday, February 14th at 3 pm CT. Report authors Lowe and Fochesatto will discuss findings and answer questions. Farmers and interviewees, Scott Mericka (Uplands Cheese and a Citizen Advisor to CIAS), Rodrigo Cala (Cala Farm), and Lynn Utesch (Tsyunhehkw^ and Guardian of the Fields Farm) will share how the suggested actions in the report could impact their farms.
Tune in to join the conversation and discuss how to support a just transition of the Midwest food system! The webinar will be held over Zoom. Registration: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvfuGqrz8qGNNpC5EgKXThpd60eo3CwoOf