The GrassWorks Grazing Conference has put together an amazing line up of speakers to cover everything from underground, at the ground level and above ground. Everything you ever wanted to know about grazing: Soils, plants, animals.
If you are managing land and/or have animals, you need to attend the 2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference. From January 30-February 1, 2018, hundreds of people from around the Midwest will gather in Wisconsin Dells, WI to learn how grazing can help your farm. The GrassWorks Grazing Conference is a key event for producers of all kinds of livestock who have a desire to learn how to improve their land, increase forage production, and keep animals healthy, happy and helping the bottom line. Topics include natural medicine chests, pastured pork, robotic milking systems, marketing, soil microbes and so much more. Sessions will include dairy, beef, horse, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens. If you have any of these aforementioned animals, you definitely should attend.
This year’s conference will be held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI and will feature over 40 sessions and a tradeshow with over 40 exhibitors. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear thought-provoking and inspiring speakers. In keeping with grass-based leadership in local and sustainable farming, the meals offered at the conference consist almost entirely of seasonal, local, grass-fed selections from the best in graziers and farmers from around the region.
Five well-respected speakers will be featured at the 2018 conference.
- Joe Tomandl, Dairy Grazier and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Executive Director from Medford, WI on the “Future of Dairy Grazing” on Tuesday, January 30th
- Hubert and Suzanne Nelson Karreman, VMD and Farmers from North Carolina talking about “Livestock Diversity in the Grazing Operation” will be talking on Wednesday, January 31st.
- Kit Pharo, Beef Grazing-Genetics Producer from Colorado will talk on Thursday, February 1st.
- Greg Gunthorp, Indiana farmer that will talk about “A 30,000 foot view of Sustainable Agriculture” on Thursday, February 1st
Seven of the major sponsors for this conference include Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Wisconsin Grassfed Beef Coop, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Gallagher NorthAmerica, Byron Seeds, Compeer Financial and Simple Soil Solution. Plus GrassWorks received a grant from Organic Valley Farmers Advocating for Organics for organic speakers and scholarships.
Conference registration includes workshops, general sessions, and admission to the exhibit hall as well as evening entertainment, dinners, lunches and snacks. Online registration is available. For more information on registering, volunteering, exhibiting and other opportunities or to register online, visit the GrassWorks website (www.grassworks.org/events/grazing-conference).
To request a conference flyer with complete information, contact Heather Flashinski at 715-289-4896 OR [email protected] OR continue to check out the website www.grassworks.org /events/grazing-conference