Welcome to GrassWorks, Inc. - we're glad you're here!
is a grassroots membership organization that provides leadership and education to farmers
and consumers for the advancement of managed grass-based agriculture to benefit
present and future generations. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, GrassWorks links farmers with the
resources they need to be successful graziers.
Managed Grazing is an economically and environmentally sound method of livestock agriculture. For over twenty years, managed grazing has been a foundation of the sustainable agriculture movement in the upper Midwest and we are proud of the role that GrassWorks has played in its development. We provide leadership, education and
resources for grass-based farmers and regional organizations that support
EDUCATION is one of GrassWorks' greatest resources. In our continued efforts to bring you, producers and consumers, the most current information on Managed Grazing - please take a moment to browse our site. We have many educational pieces (fact sheets, grazing guides and articles/book titles) for you to use in the management of your operation or share with your local agency personnel or policy makers.
Visit our Calendar of Events often to find out about local pasture walks, demonstrations, workshops or network conferences.
The Annual Grazing Conference is GrassWorks' most concentrated and efficient outreach effort. The conference committee is hard at work getting the 2014 conference schedule lined up in order to provide you with 2-1/2 days of quality information, networking opportunities and an expanded tradeshow. Sponsorship and tradeshow registration information is now available here. Please check back, under the Events tab, often for conference updates.The complete conference registration brochure is printed and conference registration is open online!
PSST - We can tell you a couple of things - the conference will be January 16-18, 2014 at The Patriot Center in Wausau. Rooms can be booked at The Holiday Inn. PLUS - help us welcome to the 2014 conference:
GABE BROWN: For over 15 years, rancher Gabe Brown has practiced innovative holistic management on his 5,400-acre diversified family ranch. By regenerating landscapes and balancing biodiversity, Gabe has successfully transformed conventional grazing and cropping operations into models of sustainable agriculture.
Dr. Fred Provenza - Emeritus Professor, Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. Human health is tied to the health of the land. Dr. Fred Provenza and his team are demonstrating how interrelationships among soils, plants, animals and people affect the health of landscapes.