The basics of grass-fed systems will be explored June 8 and 28 in workshops held in Missouri and Colorado. The workshops will cover topics such as forage and grass management, paddock design and fencing, water sources and riparian management, economics of grass-fed production and integrated livestock systems.

To be held at Whole Foods Market stores in St. Louis, MO, and Highlands Ranch, CO, the workshops will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and cost $25. To register, visit and click on "Grazing Missouri" or "Grazing Colorado." Fax a completed form to 303-777-3401, or email For more information, contact Joy Schomberg at 706-542-8084, or, or Julia Gaskin at

The events are sponsored by the American Grassfed Association, the Animal Compassion Foundation of Whole Foods Market, Georgia SARE, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension, the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, and the Agricultural Research Service.