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Welcome to GrassWorks Online!
ATTENTION GRASSWORKS MEMBERS & SUPPORTERS!!!
There is still time to have the WI legislature consider continuing the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative funding for 2013-2015 - but we NEED YOUR HELP!! Contact your local legislators and tell them your story of how beneficial Managed Grazing is to your operation. If you value keeping the quality education & technical assistance received from the local grazing specialists going in the future - this funding is crucial. Please call now - can we count on you?
The NEW GrassWorks Foundation Fund was established to provide long-term support and promotion of managed grazing as an important component of agricultural production in Wisconsin and the USA. Your donation provides education and resources for grass-based farmers and supports our efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of managed grazing among farmers, policy makers and the general public. Financial contributions are fully deductible for income tax purposes. Please make your tax-deductible charitable contribution to:
Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
500 First Street, Suite 2600
Wausau, WI 54403
Please note on your check: GrassWorks Foundation Fund. You may also donate online:donate here
In Winter Grazing - a Better Way to Feed, three livestock producers describe how extending the grazing season has saved them time and money, while also improving the environment, and they demonstrate the methods used to achieve these savings. This 16-minute video produced by the University of South Carolina and the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center shows that livestock producers in any region where there are pastures can take advantage of this system. Thanks to ATTRA for this link.
Welcome to the grazing community, in which a long line of forward-thinking farmers and supporters have worked for more than twenty years to bring balance to agriculture in the U.S. by implementing grass-based farming practices.
Since the 1980’s, many smart, dedicated people have recognized that profitable, healthy farms could be created with sustainable tools like Managed Grazing. Managed grazing is a farming method that actually builds soil, keeps nutrients in place, restores clean water and provides a little habitat to share with other critters in the neighborhood. Livestock harvest the crop and spread their own nutrients back on the land, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and fossil fuels. Animals are healthy and produce meat, milk, and eggs with superior taste and nutrition. Grazing farms provide a good living for family farmers while making rural communities stronger.
If you are a farmer, you will find a wealth of grazing information and resources on this website. Be sure to check out the new “Grazing Marketplace,” where member farmers can promote your farms and grass-fed products, post free classifieds advertisements and find grazing suppliers. Sustainable consumers will find delicious, nutritious grass-fed meat, milk and eggs and learn more about the Environmental Benefits of managed grazing.
It’s easy to show your support for sustainable agriculture! Shop locally, get to know your farmer, ask questions, support policies that encourage the responsible land stewardship, get involved and make your voice heard. Together we can restore and revitalize the countryside.To find out more about the important ideas that guide our work, read the Principles of Managed Grazing. If you would like to join GrassWorks, download the full GrassWorks Member Brochure or the one-page Membership Application. You don't need to be a producer to join!
We look forward to working with you toward a better agriculture and a better tomorrow.
Sustainably, Dave Johnson
GrassWorks Board President
GrassWorks is a 20 year-old organization formed in Wisconsin as part of the sustainable agriculture movement of the 1980’s. As member-based, producer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization, GrassWorks works to support on-farm research, education and adoption of managed grazing. It is a voice for sustainable farming. Email us at email@example.com