Organic Grass-Fed Beef Success – The Next Generation


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Rod Ofte and Allen Williams
Friday 1b

Soil health, plant diversity, forage management, cattle genetics, and grass finishing marketing solutions all impact your ability to consistently produce a high quality product and get a reasonable return on your investment. We’ll discuss the latest production cost research and case studies, new market opportunities, and new resource tools to help you make sound management and financial decisions.

Rod Ofte is a fourth generation “Driftless” area farmer with an organic grass-fed beef operation near Coon Valley, Wis. He markets finished cattle directly to consumers and via the Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Cooperative. He is president of Norse Group Consulting and an active member of the Wallace Center Pasture Project team.

Allen Williams is founding partner and president of LMC, LLC, an agriculture and food industry consulting firm. He is founding partner of Grass Fed Beef, LLC, and a sixth generation family farmer. He spent 15 years in research, teaching, and Extension. He has leadership roles with the Association of Family Farms, the Grass Fed Exchange, the Pasture Project, and several other organizations.