Planning Sustainable Grazing Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1998: $45,740.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Federal Funds: $37,980.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $37,980.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Mark D. Boswell
Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: grazing - continuous, feed formulation, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, watering systems, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: networking
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, riverbank protection, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, chemical control, competition, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, physical control
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Sustainable Communities: social networks, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.