Grazing Research and Cattle Management Through a Holistic Lens

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and

Nebraska Extension Present:

Grazing Research and Cattle Management Through a Holistic Lens

Featuring Dr. Jason Rowntree

                          Wednesday, November 14, 2018    5 PM – 9 PM (Central time) 

                             Nebraska Ag Industry Education Center, NCTA, Curtis, NE

Contact Nebraska Extension in Frontier County 308-367-4424 or 888-367-4424.         

Cost $15 which covers the cost of the meal. NGLC will pick up the cost of all student registrations. Must preregister by November 9 to reserve a meal by calling the Nebraska Extension in Frontier County 308-367-4424 or 888-367-4424.  Registrations will be taken until full.  For more information, contact Ron Bolze, Coordinator, NGLC, 402 321 0067 (cell) or ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org.

Topics will include:

  • Changes from a conventional cow-calf research facility to a lower input grazing and grass finishing operation
  • Impacts of grazing management on the land
  • Impact of grass finishing strategies on cattle, forage and carcass performance
  • Changes in industry attitudes towards beef grass finishing
  • Future considerations and direction of grazing management and the market place

Two massive hurricanes devastated Louisiana agriculture in 2005. While helping farmers recover from the twin disasters, Dr. Jason Rowntree then realized his life’s work would be developing systems to increase the resilience of food production worldwide.  As an associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, he coordinates the Lake City and UPREC AgBioResearch and Extension Centers where he addresses economic, environmental and social complexity in agriculture. He has obtained more than $2 million in funding to study how grazing livestock can improve land and mitigate climate change by capturing carbon and providing other ecosystem services.  As an affiliate of the Center for Regional Food Systems, he strives to increase local food systems that strengthen local communities. He is past chair of the Grassfed Exchange, a leading U.S. grass-fed beef educational organization. He is the scientific advisor and an accredited Holistic Management Educator for the Savory Institute. He is also an advisor of Standard Soil, a startup corporation that aims to meet the nation’s growing demand for grass-finished beef while restoring the ecosystems they manage.