Our Commitment

We believe in maximizing the use of our pastures and forage crops, which allows the animals to subsist predominantly on the plants and crops they are meant to consume.
We rotate the animals over our 1200 acres of pastures, while our farm naturally replenishes itself through a seven-year farm cycle.

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that Harley Farms has been following for many years. It increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances the ecosystem. We have spent years developing rotations using livestock and cropping to accomplish these goals.

Harley Farms main livestock rotation consists of pigs, cattle and sheep. The livestock are grazed on grassland and fed in conjunction with the various crops rotated around the farms. These crops consist of sorghum, red & white clover, oats & peas, and hay & pasture mixes. We continuously move our livestock so we are not over-grazing the land.

Our way of farming increases the earth's soil health. With a carefully mapped-out rotation of our animals and crops we are naturally fertilizing our soils. This restores a healthy and enriched soil to grow our crops and grass lands for grazing.

When the soils are enriched and healthy, you will see an improvement in water absorption (i.e., an increase in the soil's ability to hold water). In return, water absorption means that fewer nutrients are washed away from the soil. At the same time, we are pulling carbon from the atmosphere and bringing it into our soils. Wetlands and forests are well-known as effective carbon storage sitees, but meadows and fields play a role too!