UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

MKE Talks Green
Outpost Natural Foods, Milwaukee, WI
August 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum
400 University Dr., Fond du Lac, WI
March 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

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The Grazing Ambassadors Project connects Wisconsin farmers with non-farming communities in order to develop broad literacy about the practice and benefits of managed grazing.

For more information, or to schedule a talk, please contact Jill Hapner, Executive Director
grassworks@wi.rr.com

About
Everybody has to eat. Wouldn't it be great to choose food that positively impacts your taste buds, the earth and everything in between? Wouldn't it be even better to know why?

This interactive, visual presentation gives an overview of how a rotational managed grazing system works, and what sets it apart from other livestock agricultural practices. Audiences will learn that managed grazing supports perennial landscapes, good environmental stewardship, wildlife habitat, animal welfare and human nutrition. They will gain insight into the values held by Wisconsin's grazing community, the economics of grass-based farming, and how consumers plan a vital role in advancing this resilient method.

In addition to the core content, the presentation can be augmented to focus more deeply on a particular area of interest such as encouraging wildlife habitat, human nutrition and animal welfare.

The session lasts roughly 60 minutes, including audience Q & A, but can be shortened or lengthened as needed.

Why?
Through our common need to eat, we hope to facilitate conversations between wide ranging groups in order to make the connections between environmental stewardship, animal welfare, human health, economic opportunity and community development.

For Whom?
A truly diverse range of groups would benefit from participating in the this project. Example audiences include: civic groups, natural resource conservationists, prairie enthusiasts, wildlife advocates, food policy councils and consumers.

By Whom?
Grazing Ambassadors are Wisconsin graziers (grass-based farmers) or grazing experts trained to speak broadly on managed grazing, as well as more specifically about its intersection with a particular topic. Most Ambassadors have cultivated expertise in areas other than farming through work with organizations such as the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the WI Department of Natural Resources, and University of Wisconsin's graduate programs and Extension. This enables them to speak personally about managed grazing's utility beyond livestock production.

Our Grazing Ambassadors Project connects Wisconsin farmers with non-farming communities in order to develop broad literacy about the practice and benefits of managed grazing.

For more information, or to schedule a talk, please contact Jill Hapner, Executive Director
grassworks@wi.rr.com

Funding for this program is generously provided by:

Clif Bar Family Foundation and Organic Valley CROPP Cooperative

 

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Grass-fed theme cupcake refreshments!
Grass-fed theme cupcake refreshments!
Craig Meier at Riveredge Nature Center
Craig Meier at Riveredge Nature Center
Molly Meyer at Fox Valley Food Camp
Molly Meyer at Fox Valley Food Camp
Julie Engel in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Julie Engel in the Democratic Republic of Congo