Contract grazing not only provides everything from wildfire prevention to ecological restoration, it can also be an entry point for a new generation of livestock managers. Come learn business tools and templates created to power contract grazing businesses and empower their entrepreneurs. As part of the ongoing Grazing School of the West project, and alongside multiple supporting organizations (Fibershed, Southwestern Grassfed Livestock Alliance, White Buffalo Land Trust, Quivira Coalition), the Grazier's Toolbox is an ongoing effort to create practical and useful tools that every contract grazier can utilize in their day-to-day efforts of land and animal stewardship. Whether new to the sector or in business for years, these templates help graziers analyze the vital heartbeats of their businesses. Tools that can be covered include spreadsheets, checklists, SOPs, etc. such as a contract job cost / breakeven calculator; herd growth calculator; safety checklists; hiring guide including job descriptions and more. We will ask graziers to bring their needs to the table to help power future tool development, and include time for breakout rooms so as to encourage industry expansion and networking and peer learning.
Olivia Tincani, Olivia Tincani & Co / Grazing School of the West
Cole Bush, Shepherdess Land & Livestock / Shepherdess Hides
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