dairyWelcome to GrassWorks, Inc.
We’re glad you’re here.

GrassWorks 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 graziers.

The 25th Annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference was a HUGE success! 

Board member Laura Paine congratulates Wendy and Greg Galbraith, recipients of the 2017 Jerold Berg Grazing Advocate Award

Nearly 450 conference attendees enjoyed educational presentations and fantastic food














GrassWorks links you with the resources you need to be a successful grazier!

Check out Pasture Walks in your area to gain first hand knowledge from experienced graziers.

Order your Grazing Guide which explains the steps to successful grazing practices.

Order your Pasture Stick to help you decide when the time is right to move your livestock.



If you’re hosting a grazing event in your area – please send us a copy to place on our Calendar of Events. Check back often to find out about local pasture walks, demonstrations, workshops or network conferences.

Past GrassWorks Board President, Kevin Mahalko, took a few minutes this fall to talk about managed grazing with Theresa from Rootstock Radio.

Here are the links to the interview. Choose one and take a listen!:

Rootstock Radio


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 resources (fact sheets, grazing guides, pasture sticks and articles/book titles) for you to use in the management of your operation or share with your local agency personnel or policy makers.

Meet the 2016 GrassWorks Board of Directors:

Wally Sedler (President), Laura Paine (Vice President), Andy Jaworski (Treasurer), Jason Cavadini (Secretary)

Peter Arnold, Cheyenne Christensen, Dave Heidel, Dan Olson, Jim Quick, Larry Smith, and Dave Vetrano