Graziers, Grass Farmers and Pastured Livestock Producers!
Get out your calendars and circle Monday December 7!
Farms at Work and the Couchiching Conservancy are pleased to be hosting well-known Wisconsin beef farmer and grazing specialist, Laura Paine, for a full day workshop on grazing management strategies, and hear about a successful grass-finished beef marketing co-op that she helped to create.
Since 2006, Laura has worked as Grazing Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Extension where she focussed on cool-season and native grass pastures. More recently, Laura has taken on the role of Program Director for the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, a 4,000 hour apprenticeship for farming, and the first to be recognized by the US Department of Labor. She also runs a successful grass-finished natural beef operation near Madison, Wisconsin and worked to develop the successful Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Co-op.
Laura will be joined by a number of other speakers - so stay tuned.