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Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group
Resources Archive

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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.


Posted May 21, 2018

How to Use a Grazing Stick

Posted May 1, 2018

MN Cropland Grazing Exchange
2018 Information
& Survey

Cropland Grazing Exchange

assistant professor job announcement for Center for Agroforestry

Posted April 9, 2018


PastureMap Webinar
April 24, 2:30 PM CDT

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Impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in Midwestern USA beef finishing systems

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Livestock Offer Many Benefits to Cash Crop Operations

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Posted February 12, 2018


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Pasture-Based Dairy & Livestock Online Course


Cornell grazing management course
Cornell University Grazing Management Course

Posted February 1, 2018


Economic Impact of Grazing Cover Crops in Cow-Calf Operations

cover image for Practical Farmers of Iowa research bulletin on grazing cover crops in cow-calf operations



Using Cattle & Cover Crops to Create Cash & Healthy Soil

YouTube video of Using cattle and cover crops to create cash and healthy soil from Land Stewardship Project


Posted December 6, 2017


Perennial Forage Session at Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

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Posted October 31, 2017:


2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference, Nov. 28-29, Madison, WI

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Soil Health, Water & Climate Change Guide

Soil Health, Water and Climate Change Pocket Guide from LSP

Posted October 3, 2017:


Landowners & producers interested in America's Grasslands Conference: travel scholarships are available. Deadline October 10.

America's Grasslands Conference

Posted August 28, 2017:


Minnesota Grazing School 2017


How to Build a Profitable Grass-fed Beef Operation
with Dr. Allen Williams

Allen Williams speaking in Sauk County, WI in summer 2017

Posted July 31, 2017:


Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts Workshops

Allen Williams in field with shovel during Dirt Rich workshops


Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Opportunity with US-AID: Organic Forage Crops Farming Practices

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Posted June 22, 2017:

Grazing Educator Slide Library

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Posted May 31, 2017:


centipede image from NRCS Soil Biology Primer photo gallery

NRCS Soil Biology Primer Photo Gallery


SARE Cover Crop Image Library

SARE Cover Crop Image Library


SARE Soil Health Image Gallery

SARE Soil Health Image Gallery

Posted April 14, 2017:


Iowa State University pasture contract fact sheet


Minnesota Cropland Grazing Exchange

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Greenhorn Grazing Course Series from Iowa Beef Center

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Proceedings of 2017 Midwest Cover Crop Council Meeting

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Posted March 2, 2017:


Corn & Soybean Herbicides & Restrictions When Planting, Grazing or Feeding Cover Crops: 2 Fact Sheets

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screenshot of Practical Farmers of Iowa soybean herbicides and grazing restrictions fact sheet


2017 Illinois Grazing Planner

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Posted January 25, 2017:


southeast MN Grazing Gazette front page


Land Stewardship Project Podcast: Soil and Survival

Allen Williams podcast about soil showing Haney test results on screen


Case Study: Learning Ways to Strengthen the Bottom Line

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Posted December 21, 2016:

Perennial Forage & Grazing Session at 2016 Green Lands Blue Waters conference

Patch-Burn Grazing Presentation 2016 GLBW conference

Silvopasture presentation from 2016 GLBW conference

Posted November 23, 2016:

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GrassWorks 25th annual conference notice

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Southwest Badger RC & D Expands Services for Landowners

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Grassland conversion to cropland in the Mississippi River Basin and Great Plains

Posted October 17, 2016:

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Carbon, Cattle & Conservation Grazing

Posted October 11, 2016:

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Passing a Life's Work to a New Generation

Posted September 21, 2016:

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Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers Course Available Online


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Improving Cool-Season Pastures with Interseeding Annuals and Grazing, 2016 Research Update


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Posted September 8, 2016:

Midwest Soil Health Summit logo
Midwest Soil Health Summit
Registration Open!
February 15-16, 2017

Posted August 1, 2016:

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Yield and Soil Carbon Sequestration in Grazed Pastures Sown with Two or Five Forage Species


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SFA Soil Health Initiative


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Using Livestock Grazing to Help Prairies


Posted July 11, 2016:

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Land Stewardship Project's Cropping Systems Calculator


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Improving Cool-Season Pastures with Interseeding Annuals and Grazing, Update 2016


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Conservation Leases Web Page of Resources


Posted June 6, 2016:

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Call for Presentations for the 2017 GrassWorks Conference


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Diomy Zamora’s Grazing in the Woods tour
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM


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Iowa Beef Center’s Grassroots Grazing program

Don’t forget that we have the Grazing Educator Webinar Series from last summer available as a resource!