Celebrate Grazing Virtual Kickoff Event with LSP & Thousand Hills

  • Zoom Event; Register Online

Questions? Contact LSP's Alex Romano at aromano@landstewardshipproject.org.

Since its founding in 2003, Thousand Hills has been focused on one mission: to nourish soil, plants, cattle, and people by holistically grazing cattle for their lifetime. Thousand Hills sources cattle from “Renegade Ranchers” across three regions: Northeast, Midwest, and West. Thousand Hills strives to source, process, and sell its products in the regions where they originate. The company has a goal of converting 1 million acres to regenerative grazing practices by 2025.

This event, which the Land Stewardship Project is co-sponsoring, highlights farmer-to-farmer connections, regenerative grazing topics, a "Morning Chores" video screening, and Q&A with Thousand Hills farmers.

Thousand Hills featured farmers include:

  • Keegan Kehrli, Renegade Farm Hand — Kehrli has Iowa hog farming roots. He was a shining intern during the summer of 2020, traveled to a southern U.S. regenerative farm, and has returned to Thousand Hills for summer 2021.
  • Mikhale Maier, Renegade Farm Hand — Maier is the third generation farmer on the Clearwater farm. He has a knack for equipment, tractor management, and haying, in addition to caring for animals.
  • Kevin Kulzer, Renegade Farm Manager — Kulzer comes with many years of farm experience and has an enthusiastic farming approach. He plays several roles specializing in chickens, eggs, and driving semi for large deliveries.
  • Matt Maier, Owner & Regenerative Renegade — Maier dedicated himself to regenerative farming in 2003 after a 20-year career working in conventional food marketing. He returned to the farm where he was raised, and noticed the damaging results of tilling the undulating watersheds for decades and planting a ruthless rotation of monoculture corn/soybean crops on all the neighboring farms.