Advanced Grazing School

Michigan State University Extension will be conducting an Advanced Grazing School on February 24 and 25 2022, in the Eastern Upper Peninsula in hopes of attracting graziers from across the state. This workshop is for graziers that have multiple years of experience, use some system of “rotational grazing”, and want to further enhance the outcomes of their grazing efforts.  The emphasis of this workshop will not be on the “right” thing to do, but on ideas and information, a producer can use to further their grazing program.  Therefore, it will be critical for each person to be prepared to look at their own operations and be ready to write a work plan for the next year and the next 5 years.  Each person will be expected to share some of their ideas and participate in the discussion.

Renowned grazing expert, Ben Bartlett will be the featured presenter. MSU Extension Educators, Kable Thurlow, and Frank Wardynski are organizing the activities and will share in teaching and leading group discussion. Also, MSU Extension Specialists Kim Cassida and Jason Rowntree will give presentations.

The goal of the workshop is to have each participant be exposed to some of the newest information on grazing and to leave with a workbook of action plans for their operation.  This workshop wants to help you carve out the time, be exposed to new thinking, and most importantly, put a plan together to move your grazing program to a new level of performance. Additionally, this workshop will be the initial planning session for summer pasture walks at various locations across the state.

Individual -$150
Multiple Attendees From the Same Farm Price – $130 (materials will be shared by the attendees)

Registration is required by February 20, 2022. No late registrations or walk-ins are allowed.

No refunds after February 20, 2022. Replacements allowed.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program on February 24-25, 2022. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while indoors on MSU property or any property that is reserved or rented exclusively for an MSU activity. Please do not attend any programs, meetings, or events if you feel ill.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services, and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

For information, contact Kable Thurlow at 989-426-7741 or or Frank Wardynski at 906-884-4386 or