Regenerative Bison Ranching Field Day Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch near Thornville, Ohio – June 24th

The National Bison Association (NBA), in cooperation with Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch and the Eastern Bison Association, will hold its fourth Regenerative Bison Ranching Field Day outside of Thornville, Ohio, on Saturday June 24th, in the six-workshop series funded by a grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Education and Research (SARE) at the University of Minnesota.

The field day will within steps of the bison herd at Cherokee Valley Ranch, which has been family owned for over 50 years. Bison have lived there since 2008, and are grass fed to feed their family and the community. The ethic of stewardship leads their choices in how their animals are raised, and the land is cared for. The field day will feature field sessions that will cover an array of topics including how to utilize bison as a tool in regenerating healthy soils and grasslands, while sequestering carbon and adding value to your farm or ranch, and adding diversity to the farm through silvopasture. 

In addition to enjoying the little slice of paradise at Cherokee Valley, there will also be the treat of a bison lunch provided by Chef Meagan’s Food Truck, highlighting bison three ways. Kimchi grilled teriyaki bison brats, juicy lucy bison burgers, and tender traditional bison brisket will be on the menu. 

Said NBA Program Manager, Lydia Whitman, “This is a great opportunity to come out and see first-hand how to raise bison in a regenerative manner that is not only good for the land that they graze on, but also for the farm’s bottom line. This is a well rounded day that will not only focus on regenerative agriculture in the field, but other components that makeup a successful bison operation, including how to fund your operation, a conversation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, even a specialist presenting on Paw Paws! There’s something here for everyone.”

Registration is just $50/person and includes access to all field day sessions and a bison lunch. Please register online at –

The NBA thanks the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Education and Research (SARE) and the University of Minnesota for their support in this project. Learn more at

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