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.
The ink is barely dry on the 2015 GrassWorks Conference brochure! Watch your mailboxes for your own copy - but if you can't wait that long to find out what great sessions and speakers are being brought into WI - we have a sneak peek for you.
The 2015 GrassWorks Annual Grazing Conference will be held January 15-17, 2015 at the Chula Vista Resort in WI Dells. Three days of education and sharing experiences, all while seeing old friends and making new ones.
This year's speaker line-up includes many local faces, but the conference committee is excited to present to you:
Gareth Van der Heyden Joshua Dukart Curt Pate
Joel Kuehnhold Mark Shepard Inga Witscher
A huge Thank You goes out to the many conference sponsors and exhibitors!!
Registration, hotel and session information can be found on the Events tab.
And remember - "The grass is always greener on OUR side of the fence!"
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.
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 2014 Board of Directors:
Left to right: Julie Engel (VP), Jefferson; Kevin Mahalko, Gilman, Wendy Galbraith (Sec.), Aniwa; Dave Johnson (Pres), Arcadia; Dave Vetrano, Bangor; Dave Heidel, Random Lake, Kay Craig (Treasurer), New Holstein; Cheyenne Christiansen, Chetek. Missing: Peter Arnold, Edgar, Wally Sadler, Fremont and Matt Hartwig, Athens
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 Jerold Berg!! Your dedication to educating producers, conservationist & consumers about the benefits of managed grazing is admirable.
Many of you have heard about the Aldo Leopold Conservation award that is given out each year. GrassWorks is proud to announce that our very own, Richard & Kim Cates, are the 2013 recipients of this prestigious award. Here is a video clip about why they were picked: