[Pictured: Joey Airoso of Air-Osa Dairy in Tulare, CA]
By Christine Su: I’m a San Francisco resident who works with farmers and ranchers all over the country. In urban and rural communities alike, I meet mostly warm, hardworking, thoughtful, lovable individuals. I often wonder how to bridge the cultural distance between rural and urban Americans that feels so much farther than the two to four hours’ drive between each other.
Byron Palmer is a grazier managing organic herds in Petaluma and Sonoma, providing custom grazing and ecosystem services that increase both soil health and profit. He also raises beef steers for direct marketing under his brand Grounded Grasslands. This month, Byron took time between herd moves to tell us what he loves most about using PastureMap to manage herds.
For years ranchers have had to flip back and forth between grazing calendars and maps to see their season, erasing and updating the plan every time it has to be changed. We're excited to announce our next big release for PastureMap: visual, map based display of historical and future grazing moves.