2019 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

January 31-February 2, 2019

Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Be a part of the planning team by emailing Heather at grassworksheather@gmail.com

2018 Highlights

Inspiring Speakers

<h3>Kit Pharo</h3>

Kit Pharo

<h3>Joe Tomandl</h3>

Joe Tomandl

<h3>Greg Gunthorp</h3>

Greg Gunthorp

<h3>Hubert Karreman,

Hubert Karreman, VMD

<h3>Suzanne Nelson Karreman</h3>

Suzanne Nelson Karreman

Thirteen Conference Attendees Receive Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients receive Pasture Sticks and Guides

We were pleased to provide these scholarships due to a generous grant from the Organic Valley Farmers Advocating for Organic.

Cody Brueggen, John Goetzinger, Diana Grenawalt, Ashley Green Halgh, Mat Boerson, Melany Thomas, Ben Prostine, Amy Fenn, Gabriel Bauer, Ryan Heinen, Derek Plucinski, Etienne White, Joshua Harlan

Over 420 people attended the conference this year to learn from grazing experts, Hue and Suzanne Nelson Karreman, Greg Gunthorp, Joe Tomandl and Kit Pharo, plus many other speakers. Highlights also included the Closing Time Barbershop Quartet who provided grand entertainment throughout the night.  A Grazing Handy Hints competition sponsored by Hoard’s Dairyman declared five innovating winners: Noreen Thomas of Moorhead, MN; Robert Winkel of Waupun, WI; Olaf Haugen of Harmony, MN; Steven Kling of Taylor, WI and Lyle Guralski of Athens, WI. Five individuals or teams answered our call for grazing parodies and put together compositions performed for the crowd. It was all great fun and we again recognized a lot of un-tapped talent in the community. 

A quote from BP from Soldiers Grove, WI:  “Third year attending the conference.  Every year has been great.  I appreciate the networking and opportunity to meet other graziers and individuals involved in the grazing industry.  The sessions got me thinking again about my future goals as a grazier.  Very energizing.”   

THANK YOU 2018 Platinum & Gold Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor
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Silver Sponsor

THANK YOU 2018 Bronze Sponsors:

Advanced Biological Concepts


Albert Lea Seed


Central WI Ag Service

Center for Integrated Ag Systems


Michael Fields Ag Institute

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service

MAIA Grazing

Nature's International Certification Service

Shade Haven

The Country Today

WI Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

National Center for Appropriate Technology

Wisconsin Farmers Union

Cutler Fence


 Westby Coop

WI Beef Council


Northeast WI Technical College

THANK YOU to all our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers and attendees

who helped to make this year's conference an huge success!!