Farmland Program

The Farmland Program supports farmers and ranchers in their transition to regenerative agriculture by providing access to soil health training, funding opportunities, educational resources, and a growing community of regenerative producers and land stewards at various stages of regeneration. Through our Regenerative Training Scholarships and Regenerating Communities Grants, we are able to directly invest in farmer education and on-the-ground projects to support them on the path to transitioning. Our goal is to demonstrate that regenerative agriculture is possible, profitable, and impactful while uplifting and empowering farmers as leaders in the movement.

Transitioning the Ted Chamberlin Ranch

“Kiss the Ground’s farmland program has helped me connect with other like-minded farmers and ranchers who are looking to do things differently: to better the soil and the planet while being profitable.”

– Russell Chamberlin

Farmer Training & Education

Farmers and Ranchers are stepping into the field of regenerative agriculture from their own unique context, and we are committed to finding the appropriate program that best suites each individual. We have partnered with leading educators to offer a diverse selection of online and in-person training programs that support the education of farmers and ranchers in soil building practices. Kiss the Ground has always worked in collaboration with many different groups and thought leaders, and we are always looking to partner with new and existing leaders in the movement.

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Farmer Resource Guide

The most common question we get when it comes to farmers looking to transition to regenerative agriculture is: where do I start? Kiss the Ground, with the help of many other organizations and individuals, has curated this guide to answer this question and provide information for farmers, ranchers, and land stewards transitioning to regenerative agriculture.

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The Farmland Transition Program provides soil health training, soil testing, and mentorship for 32 farmers and ranchers across California and Minnesota to adapt their management decisions to produce positive ecological, financial, and social outcomes.

Investing in farmers is the most direct way to build healthy soils and achieve the many other extraordinary benefits of regenerating agricultural landscapes. Our intent is to harness the power of philanthropists, businesses, and individual donations to support on-the-ground change towards local, regional, and global food economies that improve soils, watershed health, biodiversity and farmer livelihoods.

Farmland Fund

The most common question we get when it comes to farmers looking to transition to regenerative agriculture is: where do I start? Kiss the Ground, with the help of many other organizations and individuals, has curated this guide to answer this question and provide information for farmers, ranchers, and land stewards transitioning to regenerative agriculture.

By giving to the Farmland Fund, you allow Kiss the Ground to further our work providing educational and practical, on-the-ground resources to farmers and ranchers globally, including scholarships for soil health training, and access to grants to support community-building projects.  Through our Transition Program, we have trained 32 farmers in systems-thinking, the principles and practices of regenerative land design, and the process of monitoring and evaluation to adapt and inform future management. We collected a rigorous baseline of soil carbon stock and overall soil health at the onset of the program in 2019 and will return in 2022 to assess the impacts of their management over time.

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Farmer Story

Abigail Fuller tells the story of a young woman‘s quest to heal grasslands, soils and ecology.

Meet the Farmers

The Farmland Transition Program provides soil health training, soil testing, and mentorship for 32 farmers and ranchers across California and Minnesota to adapt their management decisions to produce positive ecological, financial, and social outcomes aligned with the principles of regenerative agriculture. Meet the farmers & ranchers below who are currently embarking on their journey with us!

Fat-Uncle-Farms

FAT UNCLE FARMS
Wasco, CA

Be Love Farm

BE LOVE FARM
Vacaville, CA

mollyramonsean

PT RANCH
Ione, CA

nussfarms

NUSS FARMS
Acampo, CA

Cuyamba

CUYAMA LAMB
Cuyama Valley, CA

Ave33

AVE 33 FARM
Los Angeles, CA

Duvarita

DUVARITA VINEYARD
Lompoc, CA

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SPRING RISE
Verndale, MN

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ORGANIC COMPOUND
Faribault, MN

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CHAMBERLIN RANCH
Los Olivos, CA

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WEISER FAMILY FARMS
Tehachapi, CA

Spring-Rise

GAVIOTA GIVINGS
Goleta, CA

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BRAMBLE TAIL HOMESTEAD
Sebastopol, CA

babyroot farms

BABY ROOT FARM
Camarillo, CA

Silky-cow

SILKY COW FARM
St Charles, MN

dinner-bell

DINNER BELL FARM
Grass Valley, CA

SCHMITZ DAIRY
Cold Spring, MN

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MEDICINE CREEK FARM
Finlayson, MN

yisrael

YISRAEL FAMILY FARM
Sacramento, CA

strawberries

FLANAGAN FARM
Bluffton, MN

Guadalupe-Lo-Res

THE ABUNDANT TABLE
Camarillo, CA

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MILLS DAIRY
Lake City, MN

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WALTER ORGANIC FARM
Villard, MN

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TABLE BLUFF FARM
Loleta, CA

Anderson-ranch

ANDERSON RANCH
Birds Landing, CA