All about grass (and all about you!)

Soil Testing, Grassfed Recipes and 10-year Farms
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Dear Rebecca,

What better time than spring to talk about grass? You may have us seen over the last week sharing information about grass, pasture and food labels—and helping consumers appreciate all the good work you do. Whether we’re talking up AGW-certified producers or looking ahead to exciting program news, we have great things to share this week. Thank you for reading, for your work and for your support. Please find updates from the AGW program below.

Celebrating 10 Year Farms
2021 is off to a fast start, and we’re already celebrating 10 years of certification for several farms in the AGW program! Windy N’ Ranch in Ellensburg, WA, Berea College Farm in Berea, KY (also celebrating their sesquicentennial this year), and J Brand Cattle Company in Rohnert Park, CA have been certified for a decade. Congratulations! We are so proud to know and work with you.

Your Favorite Grassfed Recipes
info? We’d love to feature them—and your farm’s amazing products—on social media.

Sustainable Farming Magazine: Call for Advertisers
Do you have a product or service that you want to put directly in front of some of the most innovative farmers and ranchers in the world? Now is a great time to consider advertising in AGW’s quarterly Sustainable Farming Magazine. We cover all matters relating to the rapidly growing world of sustainable, high-welfare food animal production. For a media pack and advertising rates, contact info

Featured Resource: Technical Advice Fact Sheet 12 – Soil Testing
This technical paper looks at the importance of soil testing in sustainable livestock systems. Key topics include the reasons for soil testing, the benefits of soil testing and best practices for pasture-based production. Read more and don’t forget about the Technical Advice Fact Sheets on a variety of topics, available online.

Updates From Your Peers
Catch the latest news and mentions below:

  • Daily Astorian reports that $700,000 was raised for the Astoria Food Hub, and features AGW-Certified Nehalem River Ranch in Nehalem, OR.
  • Food and Wine writes about the “wooly weeders” in some California vineyards. AGW-certified Tablas Creek Vineyard, was highlighted in the article for their integration of sheep into the vineyard’s sustainable farming practices.
  • NC’s Triangle Business Journal writes about the success of the Carrboro United food hub, offering AGW-certified products Lady Edison and Firsthand Foods. Originally an emergency response to restaurants forced to shut their doors during the pandemic, the food hub is an important part of the community for the present and the future.
Emily Moose
Executive Director
P.S. There is a large and growing market demand for grassfed products—could you be a bigger part of it? Learn more here about getting Certified Grassfed by AGW.
Need help navigating with everything up in the air? Check out our COVID-19 Collected Resources for Farmers page here,
and let us know how we can help.
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