Cattle at Windset Ranch/Cedar Creek Farm, Arkansas

Pasture Biodiversity for Animal Health

The health of livestock, humans, and the environment is closely tied to plant diversity. Sustainable farming practices, which use grazing animals, are seen as a potential solution to continued biodiversity loss resulting from over or under grazing.

There is evidence that healthy ecosystems with minimally disturbed soils, adequate access to diverse, high quality forages, and clean water have a robust correlation with livestock’s well-being. In this webinar, Kara Kroeger, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, discusses how you can manage your pastures with regenerative methods to beneficially influence the health of your livestock and the ecosystem by fostering biodiversity both above and below ground.

This webinar is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.