Renting Land for Managed Grazing


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2018.

Robert Bauer
Friday Session II

While farmers have traditionally owned and managed their livestock on their own land, land-access issues have led to new solutions, including “contract grazing.” Learn how separating the ownership and management of land and livestock generates profits for landowners and livestock producers, creates access to land for beginning livestock farmers, and regenerates soil health. We’ll cover contract arrangements, negotiation strategies, and conservation planning.

Robert Bauer is a grazing specialist for Southwest Badger RC&D Council. He provides technical assistance and training to help livestock producers plan, launch, and grow their grass-based farm businesses on rented land.