Save Wisconsin's grazing program
Now is the time to save Wisconsin's grazing program.
Gov. Walker eliminated the state's grazing program - the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative - from the state budget. But the legislature can restore it.
In 2011 alone, this program:
• Reached over 20,000 farmers through support for grazing networks and other peer-to-peer education;
• Created 352 grazing plans for a total of 20,341 acres; and
• Supported beginning graziers through 231 plans for a total of 12,128 acres.
Thanks to grazing supporters across Wisconsin, the Legislature heard during the budget hearings that grazing matters. Now let's show them just how much it matters.
Call or email state senators and state representatives and ask them to restore funding for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative at $400,000 per year.
Together we can save Wisconsin's grazing program.