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Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a full-time farmer in Western Wisconsin where I raise meat goats and sheep on pasture using regenerative and rotational grazing practices.

I created this website because
I had so many people reaching out, both locally and beyond, wanting to know more about how I was raising and marketing goats.

I also recognized that it IS so hard to find information in this space. I wanted to share what I've learned along the way and reduce your time searching the depths of the internet.


Roots so Deep docu-series release

How livestock and soil can help climate change

As you may already know, outside of goats, there’s nothing I’m more passionate about than using regenerative practices on our farm. It’s not only about doing what’s right for our land, but really taking our farming practices full circle where we are working alongside nature instead of against it. 

One of the primary regenerative farming practices we use on our goat farm is rotational grazing, where we move our goats to new paddocks (smaller sections of our pasture) every 2-3 days. This approach has many benefits (link to blog article) for our goats, the pasture, the soil, and the living ecosystem where our farm exists.  This is just one example of a regenerative farming practice or “tool” that can be used based on the type of farm (crops/livestock), geography, climate, and other unique factors.

This is why I’m SO excited to share the release of the four-part docu-series called Roots so Deep, which is about creative farmers and “maverick” scientists who are working on solving climate change with livestock and soil.

About Roots So Deep

It’s produced by Peter Byck of Arizona State University, who brings together stories of regenerative grazing farmers and their neighbors who are using generational practices of farming, along with scientists to measure and compare what’s happening on the farms. 

I had a chance to preview the first episode of Roots so Deep and I can’t wait to watch the rest of it with my family now that it is released. What makes this project extra special is that it includes comprehensive research that’s multidisciplinary. It is collaborative amongst universities, researchers, government agencies, and more. And, it’s all brought together through storytelling in this film series so it’s easier to not only understand, rather than bits and pieces of academic research that isn’t always accessible. It’s also focused on solutions, rather than a bunch of negative hype.

I first learned about Peter’s work when I watched his docu-series Soil Carbon Cowboys (available on YouTube) four years ago. The series is a predecessor of sorts of Roots So Deep. It’ll give you a taste about the storytelling, farming/grazing concepts and related research.

Roots So Deep docuseries promotion poster

Documentary series poster used with permission from Roots So Deep team.

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Watch the series here

You can rent the Roots So Deep series at

Why is the documentary only available for rent or not on a major streaming service? It’s a way to directly support the project and continued research. 

Learn more about the work behind Roots So Deep

Learn more about the docu-series, the research and more

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