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Wisconsin Schools of Managed Grazing

Friday, August 9, 9:00 am until 8:00 pm
Repeats until Saturday, August 10, 7:00 am until 4:30 pm
Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, 208356 Drake Ave N, Stratford, WI 54484

After more than a decade, the Wisconsin Schools of Grazing, organized by
GrassWorks, Inc., University of Wisconsin Lancaster and Marshfield Agricultural Research
Stations, UW-Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS), are back by popular demand. These highly anticipated events
will take place in two locations but with the same agenda::

  • August 9th and 10th at the UW Marshfield Ag Research Station
  • September 27th and 28th at the UW Lancaster Ag Research Station

These two-day workshops are specifically designed to equip farmers with the practical skills and
knowledge necessary for successful managed grazing. As soil health and regenerative
agriculture increase in popularity, the program aims to address the increasing need for in-depth,
practical education in this field.
Event Highlights:

  • Hands-on Learning: Engage directly with herds and pastures at the Agricultural Research Stations to learn skills like paddock sizing, fence setup, forage measurement, and low stress livestock handling.
  • Practical Knowledge: Sessions will delve into critical areas such as livestock nutrition, herd health, and the economics of pasture systems.

Laura Paine, Outreach Coordinator at GrassWorks, emphasizes the impact of the program:
“You can only learn so much from videos and podcasts. Our goal is for participants to gain
hands-on skills they can go home and put to use with confidence.”
The workshops are limited to 20 participants each to ensure a focused and interactive learning
environment. The registration fee of $175 includes all sessions, meals, a GrassWorks Grazing
Guide, and a Pasture Stick. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited availability.
To register or for more information, please visit

Sarah Ditton
Communications and Education Coordinator
GrassWorks, Inc.
(224) 875-0049

About GrassWorks, Inc.
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.