Educate the Agricultural Educators and Bankers on Profitability, Lifestyle and Environmental Benefits of MIG for the Livestock Farmers of Central Wisconsin

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1998: $12,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $25,000.00
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Paul Daigle
Central Wisconsin River Graziers Network

Annual Reports


  • Animals: bovine


  • Animal Production: grazing - continuous, grazing management, grazing - multispecies, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, networking, youth education
  • Energy: energy use
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life


    This project was part of a comprehensive effort by the Central Wisconsin River Graziers Network, in cooperation with local agricultural related agencies to promote the environmental, lifestyle and profit advantages of adopting M.I.G. The SARE phase of the project focused on educating the agricultural educators and bankers in Marathon County and Lincoln County, Wisconsin, about the environmental lifestyle, and profit advantages of having farmers implement Management Intensive Grazing. A local Conservation Specialist working in the Land Conservation Department worked with the UW-Extension agent and grass based farmers in the Network to accomplish our objectives.

    Project objectives:

    The objective of this specific SARE project is as follows:

    1. Educate local agricultural educators and bankers about the benefits of Management Intensive Grazing.

    2. Develop grazing farm pasture walks and a curriculum for high school and technical college agricultural educators to follow so that Management Intensive Grazing can be successfully taught to our current and future farmers.

    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.