August 2023 Conservation Quarterly

Regenerative Farming is a Win for Water, the Environment, Community, and Farmers.

Join Partners of Scott County Watersheds and speaker Monte Bottens, owner of Grateful Graze, over the on August 15th from 12-1pm to hear his journey to regenerative farming and the benefits it brings to the soil, water, and community.

Attend in person at the Eastern Avenue Library or tune in via Zoom. Lunch is provided for in-person attendees with a $5 suggested donation.

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About the Speaker

Monte Bottens

Monte and his wife, Robyn, are the 5th generation of the Manthe family to steward their 2,000-acre farm in Henry County, Illinois. Over time, the farm has returned to a focus on stewarding the land by implementing no-till methods, cover crops, and livestock grazing. In early 2018, Monte and Robyn started Grateful Graze to take their grass-fed proteins direct to consumer. The farm now raises cattle, pigs, and poultry on 150 acres of diverse pasture, working to restore the land through regenerative agriculture.