Conservation & Agriculture

Of the roughly 900 acres of the partnered land that make up Triple Divide Farms, 250 acres are in protected status under a federal government lease on the Genesee River watershed side of the only Triple Divide east of the Mississippi River and the northern terminus of the Eastern Continental Divide.

As dedicated practitioners of Regenerative farming our livestock are grazed on maintained pastures and grow strong and healthy on a diet of native grasses, legumes and browse within that protected boundary. Herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are strictly prohibited, and would be detrimental to the native plant, insect and wildlife efforts of our program.

Our primary crop on the land is hay, both cured and ensiled, and we never introduce any preservatives to the hay, ensuring as pure a product as possible for our livestock. This practice positively affects our animals and proof can be noticed in their overall health and condition, longevity and reproductive vigor.

Our animals share their grazing area with a healthy population of white-tailed deer, ground hogs, squirrels of varied sorts and color and chipmunks. But the most exciting residents of the land are the least noticed and most modest, those being our insect population. Healthy soil and plant life can support an enormous number of insects, from pollinators to predators.

Monarch Butterflies and Fireflies (Lightning Bugs) orchestrate their own individual shows here on this land every summer uninterrupted as they have for eons before. One of the primary reasons for this is our practice of Regenerative Farming and allowing these beneficial insects an environment they can thrive in, rather than utilizing commercial herbicides. 

We believe that low impact Regenerative Agriculture is better for the soil, our water, cuts down on fuel usage, reduces our carbon footprint and produces the best tasting cuts of beef and lamb available.

"The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of us all"

Wendell Berry