Regenerative agriculture is our solution

Regenerative agriculture is the science, art, or occupation concerned with providing ample, nutritious food; improving local economies equitably; building soil fertility; restoring biodiversity, water cycling, and water quality; and using natural processes to achieve climate stability by restoring carbon and other nutrients to the soil.

Regenerative agriculture is the science, art, or occupation concerned with providing ample, nutritious food; improving local economies equitably; building soil fertility; restoring biodiversity, water cycling, and water quality; and using natural processes to achieve climate stability by restoring carbon and other nutrients to the soil.

Two new opportunities at TKREF

We’re hiring!

  • Assist the Director of Visitor Experience (DVE) in planning and production of events (we call them “gatherings” at the Ranch).
  • Support DVE in providing guest services at “gatherings” for staff and guests.

Join us for the summer!

The TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation Internship runs for ten to twelve weeks in the summer. The internship is a paid, educational opportunity to provide broad exposure and experience to individuals interested in regenerative food systems.

Our Latest News and Resources

“We have the imperative and obligation to engage in a form of agriculture that restores and nurtures rural communities as well as the lands and natural cycles on which we all depend.”

Kat Taylor
Founding Board Member, TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF)

Our Method

We optimize for water, climate stability, economic livelihoods, biodiversity, human health, animal welfare, and healthy ample food by employing these practices:

Ranch-wide Planning
Monitoring
Managed Grazing
Rest and Recovery
Biodiversity Stewardship
Building Healthy Soil

What We Do

Regenerative Ranching

TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) demonstrates the practices and benefits of regenerative rangeland management and supports the tools that speed its adoption.

Fork to Farm

Our Fork to Farm partnerships influence the way society eats in order to accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture.

Gathering for Action

TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) brings people together for meaningful conversations that catalyze the transition to a regenerative agriculture system.

Photo Credit: William Milliot

TomKat Ranch on Instagram

There’s an ongoing debate surrounding #carbon, the #environment, and #livestock, a trifecta of complexity often misunderstood by many. Farmers and ranchers tend to acres of ever-changing pasture and #grasslands, adopting a scientific mindset to optimize forage nutrition for their herds. Though they might lack formal scientific training, many recognize that research underscores the distinctive carbon cycles associated with #grazing #livestock.

In a significant peer-reviewed study, researchers from Michigan State University and other leading institutions revealed that grass-fed cattle can yield a carbon footprint 66% smaller than those raised on corn and soybeans. This reduction is attributed to the carbon storage potential of well-managed grasslands, which not only benefit soil health but also support the foundation of our entire food system. Opting for 100% grass-fed beef emerges as a flavorful and conscientious choice that contributes positively to the planet we rely on, symbolized by the #realburgerofearthday movement. #grassfed #beef

To read the full study, visit our LinkTree.
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Choose meat raised in harmony with the land, animals, and people for your Earth Day burger—100% #GrassFed #Beef. Buy from local ranchers practicing regenerative principles—it`s better for the planet, supports local ranchers and rural economies, is more nutrient-dense, and will make your taste buds sing.

From now until Earth Day, @LeftCoastGrassFed, along with participating #ranchers, #restaurants, and #butchershops around the country, will be sharing why 100% grassfed beef is what makes the #realburgerofearthday.

AND don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a Weber Summit® Kamado grill and accessories bundle that is perfect for all your grassfed cooking needs! Leave a comment below telling us what goes on top of YOUR favorite burger, and then head to @goodmeatbreakdown to find out more.
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With #EarthDay around the corner, we’re highlighting the #realburgerofearthday and celebrating the #regenerative, #grassfed #ranchers that steward our lands, animals, and communities. ...

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This Earth Day (April 22nd) join the #realburgerofearthday challenge and eat a 100% #grassfed #beef #burger. No special sauce needed–100% grassfed beef comes with its own special sauce formula—#happy #cattle + #healthy #land = #delicious #flavor. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add toppings! ...

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Our Certifications

Land to Market uses Savory’s Ecological Outcomes Verification protocol to measure regenerative outcomes and land health on farms and ranches.
CCOF is one of the first certifying agencies that provide a variety of tools and resources that make organic certification management easier.
American Grassfed Association is recognized as the leading definition and standard for grassfed meat and dairy production, ensuring consumers products are never fed antibiotics, hormones are kept on pastures from birth to harvest, and come from U.S. family farms and ranches.

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