In September 2022, four university students from around the country, along with Frank Sesno and Dr. Imani Cheers, traveled to McGinley Ranch in the Sandhills of northern Nebraska to study and report on the unique features of this expansive project.
The nearly 80,000 acre property is the inaugural project of the Ted Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture and is a leading site of regenerative agriculture and sustainable bison ranching. Armed with notepads and cameras, the four Planet Forward students spent three days exploring and learning from McGinley's experts, ranchers, and scientists. They participated in a low-stress approach to herding bison, inspected local stream health, studied the digestive processes of grass-fed bison, and more.
Scroll down and you will find an amazing breadth of storytelling from four talented writers and videographers, each capturing the incredible vastness of this space and the inspiring advancements in regenerative agriculture.
Editor's Note: This expedition was made possible thanks to the generous support from the Turner Foundation, Laura Seydel, and Berl Brechner. All editorial content is created independently. Thank you to these amazing sponsors for making this project possible.