The DATCP grazing program provides information, support and coordination for graziers and organizations across Wisconsin. We also work to increase marketing opportunities for pasture-raised foods. Here is our latest information:

Grazefest

Mark your calendars for Minnesota Grazefest 2010!  The event will take place September 10-11 at the Winona County Fairgrounds in St Charles, MN.

Topics of discussion will include: cover watering and fencing systems, direct marketing, pasture health and maintenance, and more!

For more information, click here.

Pasture Walk Video

Check out this video featuring Wisconsin grass-fed beef producer Jim Munsch.  Jim explains how pasture walks have become an important learning experience for producers as agriculture has changed.

Management Intensive Grazing in Wisconsin

The viability of Management Intensive Grazing in Wisconsin is the topic of this paper by Wisconsin DNR intern Levi Smith: The Economic, Environmental, and Social Aspects of Management Intensive Grazing.  The paper concludes that agricultural profitability and environmental stewardship are reconcilable in MIG operations.

Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Cooperative

We caught up with Rod Ofte, Sales Manager of the Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Cooperative, to discuss the benefits of the co-op for producers and consumers.  Check out the video featuring the WI Grass-fed Beef Cooperative