Business Plans for Fields
These transition plans start by profiling and baselining the current state of specific fields, documenting:
Water retention and infiltration
Biodiversity presence (crop mix, pollinator strips, hedgerows, earthworms)
Agronomic challenges (salinity, herbicide resistance, etc.)
Working off of the thought leadership of the farmer/landowner, the plan for implementing more regenerative practices on the fields will be documented. Any gaps found in the farm’s plan will be researched and filled by Prairie Routes’ network of expert practitioners. Specifically, the plans will provide strategic guidance for implementing:
Agroforestry or silvopasture
The Key Deliverables
The key deliverables of Prairie Routes’ strategic transition plans for fields include:
A detailed, 3-5 year forecast of farm revenues and expenses including new payments, shifts in expenses, and the cumulative return on investment for implementing practice changes, by field.
A documented baseline measure of ecological health, and a step-by-step written report that summarizes the tactics and expected outcomes of the planned changes.
Access to leading expert regenerative farming practitioners with proven success implementing changes, for coaching, brainstorming, and information on specific products, timing and rates.
Access to the resources needed along the way: laboratory testing, fertilizer and pesticide alternatives, training and peer support
Since 2018, Prairie Routes has been building a professional network of expertise across North America in all areas of regenerative agriculture, from agroecology to direct marketing.
In putting together project teams, we draw from a pool of over 50+ individuals with expertise ranging from grain cleaning and meat packing, to brand marketing and grocery retail.
No matter where your farm is currently at, we can connect you with the specific expertise needed to move forward with healthier practices and economic success.