Recently Jeff Goodwin wrote a piece over at the Noble Research Institute detailing 8 grazing metrics to help you make better grazing decisions. At PastureMap we know logging and tracking all the details for your ranch can be difficult, which is why we designed our system to do the heavy lifting for you. In order to best prepare our users for the upcoming season, we prepared a guide to show you how you can track all 8 key metrics detailed by Jeff within the PastureMap system. If you are new to PastureMap, you can follow along in our free trial here.
The PastureMap team is excited to share our first update since joining the Soilworks family. As many of our readers know PastureMap allows ranchers to document their planned moves throughout the season. Previously ranchers were unable to edit herd movements after locking in their grazing plan. Our new update allows ranchers to be more flexible with their movements via a "Drag and Drop feature"
After six years of building PastureMap from the ground up, George and I are proud to announce that we’ve found the right successors to acquire PastureMap and to invest in its next stage of growth. We are excited to welcome Lew Moorman and Ed Byrne of Soilworks Natural Capital, a public benefit corporation devoted to expanding the regenerative agriculture economy, based out of San Antonio, Texas.
Looking to jumpstart your PastureMap trial, or learn some quick tips to become a PastureMap pro? Check out this 5 step guide to importing animal records from an Excel spreadsheet.
As COVID-19 continues to develop, here at PastureMap we wanted to check in with a message of care for our community. Rest assured that all our operations will continue - we are fortunate to be a remote team that is already working from home in California and Texas. CK will be continue to be available for all PastureMap operations and support.
On behalf of the Grassfed Exchange 2020 planning committee, happy new year! We are excited to invite you to encourage young farmers in your network to apply for The Herd Fellows Scholarship by March 1. This is a scholarship to the Grassfed Exchange Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on May 27-29, 2020.
About The Herd Fellowship
The HERD is a group of foundations and family offices whose shared mission is to accelerate the transition to a regenerative agriculture system. We are grateful to our friends at the TomKat Foundation, Paicines Ranch, Armonia, and The 11th Hour Project for supporting this mission. The HERD believes that new farmers are an essential part of the grassfed, regenerative movement. Since starting four years ago, the Herd Fellows program has expanded to a joint Fellows alumni network of over 100+ young farmers and ranchers who have either attended the Grassfed Exchange or the Regenerate Conference hosted in New Mexico.
About The Grassfed Exchange
The Grassfed Exchange attracts an intellectually curious group of farmers and livestock producers. Over the past 11 years, GFE has attracted a national following of farmers eager to practice, or already practitioners of grassland management and pasture-based livestock agriculture.
Get on the right track with PastureMap's basic features and functionality by following this getting started guide. Use this guide to help get your ranch boundaries, team and herds started.
2019 has seen the biggest winter storms on record, a remarkably late spring, even snow in May - and we’re only halfway through the year. Looking ahead into the future, the only constant we can expect is change.
That's why we're excited to announce PastureMap's Forage Forecasting and Scenario Planning features. So you can make big decisions during the grazing season, backed by smart data.
We've covered Lydia Carpenter and Wian Prinsloo's decade-long journey from inception to farm ownership. For lessons from the first 5 years, see: Making Farm Ownership Viable for Young People: Lessons from Luna Field Farm Part I