Great Plains

Great Plains

The Great Plains region is centered around the Wichita Kansas area and intends to be supplementary to Northern climate producers in the Missouri and the Driftless Regions. Each region has been selected with the intention of building regional producer pools within specific areas where the whole supply chain can be integrated to deploy a regenerative poultry system as a foundation. Once poultry is deployed, other enterprise sectors will be aggregated. For the Great Plains, the work with Native communities and the return of the buffalo as well as cattle ranchers raising grass fed beef becomes a key priority.

Centered out of Wichita Kansas, the Great Plains region will work with farmers to build a regional regenerative poultry corridor and to join the efforts North into the Missouri River Valley and the Driftless Region in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. The result will be the creation of a central Midwest regenerative agriculture corridor capable of supplying at least 5% of the total eggs and broilers consumed nationally. The Great Plains region has potential in habitat restoration at scale. By focusing on critical infrastructure and proven and scalable regenerative agriculture methodology, this region is strategically positioned to expand and contract in accordance with weather patterns to balance out its own challenges with the higher summer productivity in the Northern regions. The result is a reliable and resilient regenerative agriculture supply chain.

Goals

  • To deploy a total of 200 regenerative poultry farms
  • To engage a total of approximately 50,000 acres from grain through poultry production
  • To anchor the deployment of Tree-Range(R) Chicken and Eggs as the foundation of building a regional competitive advantage for the region’s regenerative agriculture sector
  • To acquire, partner with, or build a regional poultry processing facility
  • To build the concept and oversee the deployment of a regenerative agriculture value-added development park out of the Wichita, Kansas, area
  • To build capacity to produce 10 million broilers under a validated, verifiable and certifiable regenerative poultry standard
  • To assemble a network of regenerative egg production farms to deliver upwards of 20.5 million eggs into the immediate markets
  • To establish the organizational, governance and management structures to ensure that the ownership, control and management of the regional system is done under a collective effort that delivers equitable returns to all who participate, just wages, dignity for workers, and ecological regeneration at an economically viable scale

Key Regional Partners (list and links coming)