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Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group
About the Working Group

The Working Group Site

Anyone can join the group's quarterly conference calls. Contact Jane Jewett at to be added to the e-mail list.

Green Lands
Blue Waters
Lead Staff:

Jane Grimsbo Jewett
218-670-0066 (cell)


In October 2011, Green Lands Blue Waters organized the Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group.

Grace Wilson provided administrative and technical support to this Working Group until July 2013, when she resigned to resume graduate studies.

Jane Jewett is currently providing staff support to the Working Group.



Laura Paine
lkpaine @
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program

Jim Paulson
jim @

Core Group Members:

This group has committed to involvement in Working Group operations:
participating in quarterly meetings (three conference calls and one in-person meeting),
and participating in and advising on projects on an ongoing basis.

Robert Bauer
robert.bauer @
Southwest Badger Resource Conservation & Development Council

Richard Cates
rlcates @
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Meghan Filbert
meghan @
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Tom Gervais
Thomas.Gervais @
MN Natural Resources Conservation Service

Doug Gucker
dgucker @
University of Illinois Extension

Vance Haugen
vance.haugen @
University of Wisconsin Extension

Molly Meyers
mgc @
Glacierland Resource Conservation & Development Council

Gene Schriefer
gene.schriefer @
University of Wisconsin Extension

H. Joe Sellers
sellers @
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Kent Solberg
sevenpinesfarmandfence @
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

Terry VanDerPol
tlvdp @
Land Stewardship Project

Caroline Van Schaik
caroline @
Land Stewardship Project