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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 jewet006@umn.edu to be added to the e-mail list.

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Lead Staff:

Jane Grimsbo Jewett
jewet006@umn.edu
218-845-2832
218-670-0066 (cell)

History

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.

Mission

The Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group’s mission is to facilitate an increase in land used for pasture and perennial forage production in the Upper Midwest, and to improve the environmental performance of farming systems, while maintaining agricultural production and profitability.


 

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Co-Chairs:

Laura Paine
lkpaine @ gmail.com
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program

Jim Paulson
jim @ umn.edu
Consultant

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.

Nadia Alber
nalber @ wisc.edu
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Bauer
bauer321 @ umn.edu
TN Natural Resources Conservation Service

Jeff Duchenejeff.duchene @ usda.gov
MN Natural Resources Conservation Service

Meghan Filbert
meghan @ practicalfarmers.org
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Jacob Grace
jacobjgrace @ wisc.edu
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, UW-Madison

Doug Gucker
dgucker @ illinois.edu
University of Illinois Extension

Vance Haugen
vjhaugen @ gmail.com
Consultant

Pete Huff
Pete.Huff @ winrock.org
Pasture Project| Wallace Center at Winrock International

Caleb Langworthy
Caleb @ mosesorganic.org
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

Gene Schriefer
gene.schriefer @ ces.uwex.edu
University of Wisconsin Extension

Denise Schwab
dschwab@iastate.edu
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Kent Solberg
sevenpinesfarmandfence @ gmail.com
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

Elisabeth Spratt
elisabeth.spratt @ winrock.org
Pasture Project| Wallace Center at Winrock International

Terry VanDerPol
tlvdp @ landstewardshipproject.org
Land Stewardship Project

Caroline Van Schaik
caroline.ikesumri @ gmail.com
Consultant

Diomy Zamora
zamor015 @ umn.edu
Agroforestry Program, University of Minnesota Extension


Emeritus Members:

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

Warren King
Pasture Project
Wallace Center at Winrock International

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