WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — While helping farmers recover from disasters, Jason Rowntree realized his life’s work would be developing systems to increase the resilience of food production worldwide. As an associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, he has studied how grazing livestock can improve land and mitigate climate change by capturing carbon and providing other ecosystem services.
Rowntree will join five other nationally known experts to share research and experience at the 30th Annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference, January 20-22 in the Wisconsin Dells. This information-packed event is an invaluable opportunity for new, experienced or retiring farmers to learn the many sides of transitioning to or supporting a grass-based system.
The five national experts featured at this year’s 2.5-day event will highlight the ways managed grazing systems are resilient and a positive decision for farmers. These experienced producers showcase the diversity of options and bright future for the grazing industry.
- Pork Rhyne – International Agriculture Educator and Niche Meat Marketing Expert
- Dale Strickler – Agronomist and Author of the Drought Resilient Farm
- Bluesette Campbell – Holistic Management Certified Educator
- Stephen Thomforde – Farmer and Expert in Ecosystem Restoration
Along with the research based information, there will be experienced farmers, researchers, veterinarians and industry reps sharing their expertise in over 38 workshops and from the 30+ booth exhibit hall. Workshop topics varying from Beef Finishing, handling drought to Setting up NO fence and much more, allow producers to explore specific issues that can enhance success on their grazing operations.
This opportunity to meet a few hundred others interested and engaged in grazing systems, to learn targeted information leading to grazing success, and to relax and enjoy locally raised, pasture produced food should not be missed. Every attendee is guaranteed to bring something back to their farm, operation or business that will make a positive difference.
Plus, this year we are providing a virtual option of 15 of these education sessions for those who are unable to attend. We want EVERYONE to learn more about managed grazing!
To register, visit the GrassWorks website (www.grassworks.org/event/grazing-conference/)
To request a conference flyer with complete information, or for answers to questions, contact Heather Flashinski at 715-289-4896, email@example.com.
— GrassWorks Grazing Conference