Welcome to GrassWorks! We're glad you're here.
GrassWorks 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 nearly thirty 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 graziers.
2020 GrassWorks Grazing Conference
Regenerating our GRASS roots
January 23-25, 2020
Our annual picnic and pasture walk was a great success and a fun day for all!
This year the Bouressa Family hosted this wonderful event in partnership with Wisconsin Meadows, Organic Valley CROPP, Golden Sands RC&D, Pheasants Forever and Wisconsin Farmers Union.
The Bouressa farm is a small but fast-growing direct-market grass-fed beef operation. Rachel has worked with the NRCS through the EQIP Program and attributes this assistance to her success.
On a lovely day in July we walked the beautiful farm and pastures located in New London, relished a delicious picnic feast including grass-based hot dogs, cheese and milk and enjoyed fantastic live music.
Thank you to our gracious host Rachel and her family and to our generous event partner sponsors. Click Here for great event photos and more information!
GrassWorks links you with the RESOURCES you need to be a successful grazier!
Check out Pasture Walks in your area to gain first hand knowledge from experienced graziers.
Order your Grazing Guide which explains the steps to successful grazing practices.
Order your Pasture Stick to help you decide when the time is right to move your livestock.
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 resources (fact sheets, grazing guides, pasture sticks and articles/book titles) for you to use in the management of your operation or share with your local agency personnel or policy makers.
Meet the 2019 GrassWorks Board of Directors:
Kevin Mahalko (President), Laura Paine (Vice President), Andy Jaworski (Treasurer), Jason Cavadini (Secretary)
Rachel Bouressa, Amy Fenn, Vance Haugen, Dave Heidel, Dan Olson, Jim Quick, and Otto Wiegand