Thousand Hills Farm Hub

Since our founding in 2003, Thousand Hills has been focused on one Mission: To nourish the soil, the plants, cattle, and people by holistically grazing cattle for their lifetime. My home farm, embedded in the rolling hills of Clearwater, MN, is proudly one of 13 North American Savory Institute Hubs—achieved by demonstrating leading holistic, regenerative grazing practices.

My beginnings into grass-fed beef meant urgently adopting my local community project of recapturing and converting as many acres as possible from these extractive practices and instead re-establish diverse grasslands for grazing. And thus, beginning the process of soil regeneration in my own back yard.

We began with 120 acres from our home farm and have now expanded to over 1,000 acres affecting 13 different small farm landowners.

We now source cattle from an additional 50 hand-selected, like-minded U.S. family farms across 3 regions: Midwest, Northeast, and West. Each of these farms are deeply committed to their own community project of regenerating land to provide for their children and grandchildren—while sharing their output of nutrient-dense beef with as many people as possible under the Thousand Hills brand.

This group of Regenerative Renegades has already positively affected 600,000 acres in the U.S.

Our Purpose

To inspire the conversion of mono-cropland to grasslands to raise 100% grass-fed cattle.


Hub Specialties

Hub Leader
Matt Maier
Walker Kehrer
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chickens
Year Accredited
  • Field Professionals (1)
  • Professional Educators (1)
  • Verifiers (1)
  • EOV Monitors (2)


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