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, print and complete the Grazing Stick Order Form
along with your 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.
|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.
Here's a clip from an interview that GrassWorks' Past President, Dave Johnson, where he discussed the importance of Managed Grazing.
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.
Graziers: Take pictures, pictures, pictures!! The Grazing Conference planning committee would like to showcase pictures from around the state of animals on grass the the 2016 conference. We want to see a variety!! We would be interested in videos of your happy critters. Now's the perfect time to take out your camera/smart phone and get some shots while grass is green. Send pictures/videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with the Annual Grazing Conference being GrassWorks' most concentrated and efficient outreach effort, there is also the Board of Directors. This group of producers is YOUR voice on what issues are important to you & therefore GrassWorks, Inc. should take a position on. Congratulations to the 2015 Board of Directors:
Kevin Mahalko (Pres); Wally Sedler (VP); Julie Engel (Treasurer); Laura Paine (Secretary)
Larry Smith, Dave Vetrano, Dave Heidel, Matt Hartwig, Cheyenne Christensen, Peter Arnold, and Andy Jaworski
The Grazing Advocate Award is given annually at 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 Laura Paine!! Your dedication to educating producers, conservationist & consumers about the benefits of managed grazing is admirable.