The New England Grazing Network
Food Solutions New England has calculated the need for 2 million acres of pasture land by 2060 to achieve its vision for local food production, which dovetails with the principles of regenerative agriculture and efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change. This would require the quadrupling of current pasture acres. In order to achieve an increase in well-managed pasture across the Northeast, our whole team of partners needs to come together around shared goals and measurement.
Main Impact Areas:
Network Building & Regional Coordination
Partnerships & Trust Building: We build strong connections across New England states and the broader Northeast Region.
Cross-Network Communications: Utilizing shared communication platforms we we promote local events, resources, and opportunities to the larger region.
Regional Prioritization and Strategic Planning: Together, we bring our organizational expertise and perspectives from our network to chart a vision and priorities for the network.
Shared Regional Outreach and Education
We collaboratively organize and support regional educational and network opportunities such as the Northeast Grazing & Livestock Conference.
Support for Individual Organizational Projects
Our collaborative network structure allows us to support and connect the core working areas of all our individual network partners.
Some examples of individual projects that advance regional capacity include: Meat Quality Assessment (TLI), the Choosing to Farm Podcast (Howling Wolf Farm), Grazing Education Cohort for NE-Based Service Providers (VGFA/UVM/GSG).