Grasslands for Future Generations

Grazing School

The Grazing School is designed for producers and anyone with an interest in learning how to best manage grasslands to benefit livestock.

Dates & Locations

Did you know that all producers are eligible for tuition reimbursement for the summit school if you apply before August 22? Get details and apply HERE.

About the Grazing School

Area producers teach you how to increase stocking rates, extend the grazing season through rest and recovery for pastures, increase plant diversity, retain moisture in your soil through drought, spend less time and money on weed control, have more time for hobbies and family, and set up your operation so that almost anyone can learn to run it. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. 

During this 3-day intensive program, you will not only learn new grazing management techniques, but you will also get hand-on experience. The producers who put on this grazing school share the experiences that lead them to this new way of grassland management and how they overcame the challenges they faced throughout the implementation process. Additionally, the agenda features presenters from state and federal agencies, and universities so that you will be instantly connected with people who can help you implement the new grazing management plan you develop during the Grazing School. Participants will gain experience with hands-on activities in the field and hear presentations in the classroom. 

The fee to attend Grazing School is $300 for current members or $335 for non-members. An additional person from the same operation is $150.

Judge Jessop

You can get a downloadable brochure by clicking HERE.

The Grazing School covers the following topics and more.

*  Adaptive Management
*  Concepts of Grazing
*  Managing Diversity on Rangelands
*  Pasture Allocation
*  Plant Species Identification
*  Mineral Nutrition Needs of Livestock
*  Fencing and Watering Systems
*  Planning for a Forage Shortage
*  Implementing Grazing Practices
*  Consultation with Grazing Experts

Need more info?

If you have questions, feel free to contact Judge at 605-280-0127 or by email at You can also submit a question through the form below, and Judge will get back to you as soon as possible.

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