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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?

South Dakota & Nebraska Bison Rangelands

July 14-21

We will be looking at bison rangelands in South Dakota and Nebraska!! Can't wait!!

North Carolina Mixed Vegetables and Rangelands

July 24-31

This'll be our first time looking into the food systems local to North Carolina. We'll be mostly looking at mixed vegetables and rangelands in this area!

South Carolina Peanuts and Mixed Veg

July 14-21

South Carolina will be not only a new state and region for us to study, but also a new crop! We will be looking at peanuts!

Wisconsin Dairy

August 2-9

While in Wisconsin this time around we will be looking at Dairy!

Indiana Row Crops

July 24-31

Indiana, we are back in your neck of the woods looking at row crop systems.

New Mexico Mixed Vegetables

August 2-9

Back to New Mexico for our second year, we are studying the different production methods of mixed veg in this climate!


What's Happening

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

We've PASSED 1,000 FARMS!! The journey continues  for the next phases and the next 1,000!

Review the 2023 Annual Report:

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! 

From Our Video Blog

Collaborators and Funders in the Ecdysis Mission

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