Marie Hoff: Conceived and operated by Marie Hoff, Capella Grazing Project integrates heritage breed Ouessant sheep with landscapes in need of the service of grazing, such as vineyards, orchards, and private property seeking fire prevention and brush management.  Capella Grazing has since folded in with Marie's next project, Full Circle Wool.  Full Circle Wool sources coarse wool from Climate Beneficial ranchers in California, and sells it as batting and felt products to the public and retailers, serving as a link between regenerative agriculture and consumers.  Marie continues to run her Ouessant sheep, and rents their services to properties looking for grazing at particular times of year.  Committed to a healthy future, Full Circle Wool works to connect people with the land they inhabit in a deep, meaningful, and nourishing way.  

 

Sam Ryerson: I currently manage cattle grazing on two ranches in southern Montana, with my partner, Ariel Greenwood. We are co-owners of Grass Nomads LLC, a grazing company. We are running some of our own yearling heifers here and taking care of 3,000 more yearlings. I am a partner in a cattle company based in New Mexico, Triangle P Cattle Co. where we spend the winter, where we also lease range lands to run mother cows and calves and yearling cattle. We do not own any of the land where we work, but we do own some of the cattle, and work as partners with the land and livestock owners. All of the cattle under our management graze outside on rangelands. We, and our partners, buy and sell cattle through both commodity and niche markets. I have been working on ranches throughout the West since 2005. I serve on the boards of directors of the Quivira Coalition, the Southwest Grass-fed Livestock Alliance, and Contra Viento Journal. I grew up in Massachusetts. 

 

You can read more at http://www.trianglep.com, http://www.grassnomads.com, http://www.contravientojournal.org, Home - Quivira Coalitionhttp://www.grassfedlivestock.org