Serving farmers, ranchers, and city planners since 1978
Greg received a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of TN, Knoxville with special emphasis on animal science and landscape design. He worked as the State Grazing Land Soil Health Specialist for 23 of his 40-year tenure with NRCS. Greg is a featured speaker at many conferences and grazing schools around the country.
His private consulting practice, Synergistic Grazing Management, provides land management planning to farmers, ranchers, land preservation organizations, and public land managers. Greg has served as the Technical Advisor to BEHAVE, Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council, and the American Sheep Industry. He has developed land management plans as varied as the 100,000 acres at Fort Campbell Military Base to diversified farms of 25 acres. Looking past symptoms to discover and resolve root issues, his plans provide practical ideas to help in reaching aspired goals.
Greg hosts an annual “Pasture Walk” that brings together farmers, researchers, and ag and environmental specialists to maintain a space for difficult discussions and friendly conversations around synergistic land management.
22 Annual Pasture Walk
October 16, 2020
Greg is well known for his extensive knowledge of soil health, grass and livestock management systems, and plant identification. His deep understanding of plant communities as indicators of land productivity has made him a stead resource for land owners and managers passionate to understand nature’s ability to regenerate land.
With more than 40 years of land and pasture management, Greg has had the previlege of watching his plans transform land under the great care of land managers . More than 200,000 acres have been transformed by his attentive planning.
Your desire to map a course for land regeneration begins with understanding the root causes and moving forward with a solid plan.
More than a consultant, a farmer
Greg Brann, multi-generational farmer, owns and operates Big Spring Farm. His operation consists of 675 acres in Allen County, Ky where he focuses on improving soils through diversity in plant and animal species as well as management techniques. His cattle, sheep, and hogs are directed marketed in the Nashville/Bowling Green area. He currently raises 200 sheep, 100 cattle, and 50 hogs.
For more than 20 years, Greg has opened up the farm for his annual Pasture Walk. Everyone gets a chance to see first-hand how the operation works but more importantly, everyone gets the opportunity to ask burning questions to a group of farmers and University specialists to help improve their farms and their profitability.