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Cutting edge research to transform agriculture with regenerative principles


Our Mission

Society’s advance is contingent upon transformational changes in our food production system. Currently, the farmers and ranchers are leading the innovation of food production systems, ahead of the researchers.Science is necessary to make regenerative food systems a reality, but we need to rethink how we apply science in order to get there. Producers require independent, practical scientific support to ensure that concepts, practices, and systems are scalable and transferable to other operations and regions.

Where are we next?

Idaho Rangelands

June 2-10

Next stop, Idaho! We look forward to studying the rangelands in this region of the country!

Montana Rangelands & Mixed Vegetables

June 13-20

On our return to Montana, we will cross closer to the western side of the state for this visit - sampling rangelands and mixed vegetables.

Oregon Mixed Vegetables

June 3-10

We always look forward to our Oregon trips and the incredible diversity of agriculture we see. Our focus will be on mixed vegetables for this visit.

Maine Blueberries, Potatoes, and Mixed Vegetables

June 23-30

The team now ventures into the agriculture of Maine, mostly focusing on blueberries, potatoes, and mixed vegetable production. We can't wait to see what this region holds for us to learn.

North & South Dakota Bison Rangelands

June 13-20

We cannot wait to look further into the bison rangelands of North and South Dakota! The stomping ground of our own farm and homebase, Blue Dasher Farm, we love to see the impacts on prairies and pastures.

Massachusetts Mixed Vegetables

June 24-July 1

Diving further into the agriculture of the east coast, we will be visiting the mixed vegetable fields of Massachusetts!


What's Happening

SAVE THE DATE for our annual Field Day at Blue Dasher Farm: August 10, 2024

The 2
023 Annual Report is now available!!

2023 highlights at a glance
-423 farms with full system assessments (total farms visited 453)
- 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces from CA to VT
- 6 field days

Totals from the first two field seasons of the 1000 Farms Initiative: 737 full system assessments on farms across North America, and 842 farms visited!! 

Want to review the 2022 report? See it here: 


Join the movement of the 1000 Farms Initiative

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1000 Farms Initiative 2023, in Images


Join our Team!

We are hiring! Our team is growing, and  we are looking for changemakers that want to take action to save our place on this planet!

You Can Make A Difference

We wouldn't be here without your help! Ecdysis is a grass-roots research foundation, started and continuing its mission by the contributions of many. Every dollar counts to us.


Consider donating towards our mission of research, education, and demonstration to support regenerative agriculture and a repair our world for future generations! 

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