Grassland 2.0

Grassland 2.0 is a collaborative group of farmers, researchers, and public and private sector leaders working to develop pathways for increased farmer profitability, yield stability and nutrient and water efficiency, while improving water quality, soil health, biodiversity, and climate resilience through grassland-based agriculture.

This project was recently featured in an AgFunder article and quoted Croatan Institute Senior Fellow David LeZak’s work on the newly founded Green Grass Financing Facility which will help explore financial support for grassland agriculture transitions: “Applying a more holistic, true cost-accounting lens to the next generation of financial mechanisms will help to provide more appropriately structured capital as these transitions are navigated.”

Fireside Chat with David LeZaks and Randy Jackson

Watch Croatan Institute Senior Fellow David LeZaks and Randy Jackson, professor of Grassland Ecology in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discuss this project and the importance of transitioning capital to support regenerative grasslands.

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