The Midwest Grazing Exchange aims to connect graziers and landowners. This service matches livestock to land. Graziers can search for forage to graze and landowners can search for livestock to graze their land. Integrating livestock on the landscape is a win-win for soil and animals – let the matchmaking begin!
The Midwest Grazing Exchange was created by the Pasture Project and Practical Farmers of Iowa,with the support of the Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group (MPFWG) whose 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. The MPFWG is a branch of Green Lands Blue Waters, an organization championing the integration of perennial plants and Continuous Living Cover (CLC) into the agriculture landscape.
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This webinar digs into the future of regenerative grazing in Illinois and the potential to expand contract grazing in the state. Brett Mathews of Dividing Ridge Farm also shares his experience with the Midwest Grazing Exchange – a new tool to facilitate contract grazing connections – and talks through tips to ensure contract grazing is regenerative.Click Here to Read "Accelerating Contract Grazing in Illinois"
This webinar provides a tutorial of the Midwest Grazing Exchange, an overview of contract grazing arrangements, and updates from each of the grazing exchange hosts.Click Here to Read "Midwest Grazing Exchange – How-To and Contract Grazing"
But accessing land to graze, or finding livestock farmers to partner with, can be a barrier to expanding integrated crop-livestock systems. A new website by the Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group seeks to address this challenge.Click Here to Read "Announcing the Midwest Grazing Exchange"