Path to Pasture
Since 2015, Good Culture is proud to have partnered with 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of revenue to nonprofit organizations driving positive change for our planet and future generations.
In partnership with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Good Culture and DFA are offering a pilot program to farms in the Rockford, IL, and Farmington, MN, milkshed. The pilot program is known as Path to Pasture, and it helps support DFA farmer-owners who are interested in enhancing soil health and implementing more efficient use of pasture, allowing more cows more pasture access.
The Path to Pasture program encompasses three important pillars for farm resiliency and pasture access:
Pasture and Infrastructure Improvements:
This project pillar focuses on maximizing the value and use of a farm’s pasture, by identifying better forages, providing support for seed and fertilizer needs, augmenting fencing, improving access to water, improving field drainage and improving or establishing alleyways to the milking parlor, among other practices.
Sharing information is the key to adopting innovative practices broadly. This project supports participating farmers through educational conferences and/or field days focused on pasture practices and regenerative agriculture, connecting farms to local field days and extension workshops, and other learning and sharing opportunities.
Pasture access and availability is supported through better pasture planning, assessing pasture utilization, and making improvements that increase the number of days cows are able to comfortably access pasture.