Gathering for Action

TomKat Ranch brings people together for meaningful conversations that catalyze the transition to a regenerative agriculture system. We welcome people to learn, share, and act together by hosting convenings, meetings, field walks, and internships. We share our story and findings through workshops, classes, publications, and social media.

“We use TomKat Ranch as a catalyst for transforming how we care for the land and each other. Regenerating communities goes hand in hand with regenerating and restoring healthy land.”

Wendy Millet
Ranch Director

Our Programs

Day at the Ranch

Throughout the year, we gather people and partners from all walks of life together for meaningful conversations about regenerative ranching, our fork to farm efforts, and everything in between. Because we don’t know where the next great idea will originate, we strive to include a diversity of perspectives and are enthusiastic supporters of the theory of emergence.

Women In Ranching

Co-hosted with Paicines Ranch, these workshops are a chance for women working in rangeland management, many of whom live in remote and isolated environments, to connect, share, and learn together. Participants are encouraged to think big and work in collaboration with each other as they look to tackle the challenges of ranching in today’s world.

Gallop Ventures

A classroom like no other, our Gallop Ventures provide instruction in communications, thinking patterns, and teamwork through guided interactions with horses. Because horses have the capacity to reflect our strengths, their insights can inspire and restore a sense of purpose and inner peace. Participants explore group dynamics, communication patterns and styles, boundaries and body language, and working as a “herd” to collaborate with others.

Artists for Agriculture
As Wendell Berry said, “There is an inescapable kinship between farming and art, for farming depends as much on character, devotion, imagination, and the sense of structure, as on knowledge.” We invite artists to TomKat Ranch to interpret agriculture through their art and expand our understanding of what is, what could be, and what we must do to improve, as Mr. Berry puts it, our “practical art.”
Zero Waste Program
TomKat Ranch strives to recycle or compost as much of our waste as possible. In 2015, we engaged a zero waste consultant to help us triple our landfill diversion rate. We continue to look for ways to improve how we handle waste and how we can reduce, re-use and re-purpose the resources of the planet through our work.
Internships

The TomKat Ranch Internship is a paid educational opportunity that provides broad exposure and experience for individuals interested in agriculture and food systems. It is our hope to share TomKat Ranch’s insights with the next generation of agriculture professionals.

Apply Now >

News and Resources

  • Article
    May 29, 2020
    15-year program to study prescribed burning and planned grazing at Missouri Department of Conservation
    Read More
  • Resource
    May 28, 2020
    Point Blue Issue Brief 2019: Methane Emissions from Livestock (PDF)
    Read More
  • Resource
    May 27, 2020
    Fire Management and Prescribed Burns at TomKat Ranch (PDF)
    Read More
  • News
    May 1, 2020
    Resilience & Regenerative Ag in the Time of COVID-19
    Read More
  • News
    April 29, 2020
    California Healthy Soils Initiative - Grant Applications Now Open
    Read More
  • News,Resource,Study
    April 28, 2020
    Science at TomKat Ranch: An Update
    Read More
  • Elk Glade Ranch
    Article
    April 28, 2020
    Elk Glade Ranch demonstrates myriad ways to benefit from regenerative management
    Read More
  • News
    February 26, 2020
    Goat Herd as Ecosystem Reclamation Tool - Profile in Land and Management
    Read More
  • News
    February 26, 2020
    EcoFarm 2020
    Read More
  • Resource
    February 26, 2020
    SOIL: Soil Microbe Guide and Nicole Masters’ Visit - Helping Us Understand.
    Read More
  • News
    February 12, 2020
    2020 Regenerative Ranching Internship - Apply Now Through March 13, 2020
    Read More
  • Article
    January 24, 2020
    Using Regenerative Practices to Create Meaningful Opportunities
    Read More
  • News
    January 24, 2020
    A Win for California Healthy School Food
    Read More
  • News
    January 24, 2020
    Regenerate Conference 2019
    Read More
  • News
    January 24, 2020
    Dear LeftCoast GrassFed Customers
    Read More
  • Article
    December 17, 2019
    Aspiring to Regeneration - A Thank You to Skeptics
    Read More
  • There is a growing urgency to understand and address how the food we serve in public schools impacts the personal health of students, the performance and resilience of communities, and the well-being and sustainability of our environment.
    News
    December 17, 2019
    California Food for California Kids
    Read More
  • Study
    December 16, 2019
    Adaptive Planned Grazing Reduces Fire Fuel Load - Profiles in Land and Management
    Read More
  • Resource
    December 16, 2019
    Monitoring The Multiple Benefits Of Regenerative Ranching
    Read More
  • Article
    December 16, 2019
    The Re-Generation: An Apprentice’s Perspective on the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture
    Read More
  • Resource
    October 29, 2019
    Profiles In Land and Management - Parker Pastures
    Read More
  • Article
    October 29, 2019
    Celebrating our Coastal Fibershed
    Read More
  • Changes in Soil Carbon at TomKat Ranch
    Article,Study
    October 13, 2019
    Changes in Soil Carbon at TomKat Ranch and Beyond
    Read More
  • Article
    September 30, 2019
    Where are they now? Didier Bolaños Gonzalez
    Read More
  • News
    September 30, 2019
    Gathering of Women in Culinary
    Read More
  • Study
    September 30, 2019
    What We’re Reading - Soil Wealth Report
    Read More
  • Article
    September 30, 2019
    Western Landowners Alliance Gathering
    Read More
  • Resource
    September 30, 2019
    Profiles In Land and Management - Lowry Ranch
    Read More
  • Article
    August 28, 2019
    Regenerative Ranching Day at TomKat Ranch
    Read More
  • Resource
    August 28, 2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Sieben Live Stock Company
    Read More
  • News
    August 28, 2019
    Where are the now - Kimberly Chang-Haines
    Read More
  • News
    July 29, 2019
    Introducing Our 2019 Interns
    Read More
  • News
    July 29, 2019
    Where Are They Now - Leyla Curry
    Read More
  • Article
    July 29, 2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Pueblo of Santa Ana
    Read More
  • Article
    June 27, 2019
    Soil Journeys - a Soil Trials Update
    Read More
  • News
    June 27, 2019
    Where Are They Now - Anna Brown
    Read More
  • Resource
    June 27, 2019
    What We’re Reading: “Regenerative Ranching: Maximum Sustainable Profit by Ranching in Nature's Image”
    Read More
  • Article
    June 20, 2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Flying Diamond Ranch
    Read More
  • Article
    May 28, 2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Grupo La Báscula
    Read More
  • News
    May 28, 2019
    Kat Taylor co-hosted a Healthy School Food Policy Convening with Sec. Karen Ross
    Read More
  • Article
    May 23, 2019
    A Day in the Field with Nicole Masters - A Photo Essay
    Read More
  • News
    April 24, 2019
    Where are they now - Evan Watson
    Read More
  • News
    April 24, 2019
    What We're Reading - Women Ranchers in the West - New York Times and Colorado Gazette
    Read More
  • Article
    April 24, 2019
    Native Perennial Grasses Continue Expanding Across TomKat Ranch
    Read More
  • Article
    April 23, 2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Lonetree Ranch
    Read More
  • News
    March 15, 2019
    EcoFarm 2019 - Recap
    Read More
  • News
    March 13, 2019
    Equine-Assisted Learning Gathers for Action
    Read More
  • Resource
    February 12, 2019
    What We’re Reading - January 2019
    Read More
  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Where are they now - Kyle Meyer
    Read More
  • Resource
    February 12, 2019
    What We’re Reading
    Read More
  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Where are they now - Walker Kehrer
    Read More
  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Soil Up Learning Lab at Paicines Ranch
    Read More
  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Where Are They Now - Jake Tommerdahl
    Read More
  • Resource
    February 12, 2019
    What We're Reading - The Soil Will Save US
    Read More
  • Article
    February 12, 2019
    Carbon Farming Workshop for RCDs
    Read More
  • Resource
    August 6, 2018
    Accessing the Total Impact of TomKat Ranch - Research and Methodologies
    Read More
  • Resource
    August 4, 2018
    Growing Abundant Rangelands
    Read More
  • Resource
    August 4, 2018
    California Rangeland Plant Guide
    Read More
  • Article
    August 3, 2018
    David Hart Stockdog Training
    Read More
  • News
    June 15, 2018
    Where Are They Now - Rachel Sullivan
    Read More
  • Study
    June 4, 2018
    Fungal Inoculant Project - Update
    Read More
  • Article
    March 7, 2018
    Coyote Brush Control: Goats
    Read More
  • Study
    February 21, 2018
    Fungal Inoculant Project
    Read More
  • Article
    January 17, 2018
    Grazing Plan for 2018
    Read More
  • Article
    January 10, 2018
    Regenerative Talks: Photosynthesis and Organic Matter
    Read More