MCCF uses regenerative agricultural practices. We continue to improve our methods of operation on the farm, and work to heal the land by following the 5 Principles. We have incorporated a holistic management approach which helps us to look at our farm as a whole, and think about what impacts each action we take will have.
Rotating our cattle helps sequester carbon, build soil organic matter, decrease erosion, and provide safe habitats for many wildlife species. (While producing an excellent meat to eat)
Conservation Practices we utilize: - Rotationally Grazing livestock - Cover crops - Unrolling of hay in pastures/hay fields - Planting trees, shrubs, and pollinator areas - Maintain a old growth sugar bush - Minimizing fertilizers - Leaving areas for wildlife - Wildlife conscious hay mowing - “Flush bar” for hay mowing to help wildlife - Vegetative buffers around surface water
We owe a special thanks to many people on our continued journey, including many other producers from Michigan & beyond, as well as staff from both MSU & NRCS
We also host on farm pasture walk events to help share our experiences with other producers. We look forward to our next event in the future to highlight our winter management practices.