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
Grazing Sticks and Grazing Guides Now Available!!
GrassWorks Grazing Sticks are a great way to manage your pastures, measure dry matter and determine when to move your livestock to the next paddock. Thanks to a generous donation by Organic Valley, GrassWorks can provide the sticks at the low price of $12.00 each, which includes shipping and handling. To order, complete and send the Grazing Stick Order Form
along with payment. Take a closer peek at the stick design: GrassWorks-Organic Valley Grazing Stick.pdf
We also have a new shipment of our GrassWorks Grazing Guide which contains some of the best information available on managed grazing in the Midwest. The Guide is available for $45.00 (includes shipping and handling) and 10 Guides or more are $40.00 each. To order just download, complete and send an Individual Order Form or a Bulk Rate Order Form with your payment.
Thank you for joining us at the GrassWorks Grazing Conference
January 14-16, 2016
in Wisconsin Dells, WI
We had a great time and hope you did too! Click HERE for Conference highlights.
The Grazing Advocate Award is given annually during the GrassWorks Conference to recognize individuals who have helped to facilitate the adoption of managed grazing and whose work on behalf of the grazing community is exceptional.
Congratulations to our 2016 Award recipient, Randy Cutler
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.
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. Also, here's a clip from an interview that GrassWorks' Past President, Dave Johnson, where he discussed the importance of Managed Grazing: http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/archives?search=management+intensive+grazing
Meet the 2016 GrassWorks Board of Directors:
Wally Sedler (President), Laura Paine (Vice President/Secretary), Julie Engel (Treasurer)
Peter Arnold, Cheyenne Christensen, Dave Heidel, Andy Jaworski, Dan Olson, Jim Quick, Larry Smith, and Dave Vetrano