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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.


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.


Related Organizations

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Natural Resources Conservation Service, Minnesota

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Practical Farmers of Iowa logo

Sustainable Farming Association of MN

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Laura Paine
lkpaine @
University of Wisconsin Grasslands 2.0

Jim Paulson
jcp @

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 @
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Bauer
bauer321 @
TN Natural Resources Conservation Service

Jeff Duchenejeff.duchene @
MN Natural Resources Conservation Service

Meghan Filbert
meghan @
Practical Farmers of Iowa

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

Doug Gucker
dgucker @
University of Illinois Extension

Vance Haugen
vjhaugen @

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

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

Gene Schriefer
gene.schriefer @
University of Wisconsin Extension

Denise Schwab
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Kent Solberg
sevenpinesfarmandfence @
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

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

Terry VanDerPol
tlvdp @
Land Stewardship Project

Caroline Van Schaik
caroline.ikesumri @

Diomy Zamora
zamor015 @
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 @
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach