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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?

California Vineyards

April 8 - 15

We'll be sampling vineyards and looking at the effects of livestock integration!

Oregon Apples, Cherries, Hazelnuts

April 24 - May 1

Oregon, we are returning and we cannot wait to see what's in store this year in the apples, cherries and hazelnuts!

Oklahoma Rangelands

April 15 - 22

We will be sampling small grains in Oklahoma!

Missouri Rangelands

May 5 - 12

Our first visit to Missouri for the 1000 Farms Initiative, we are ready to see the livestock rangelands!

Florida Citrus

April 24 - May 1

This will be our first year in Florida! We will be researching in the citrus.


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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Collaborators and Funders in the Ecdysis Mission

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