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Good Grass: The many benefits of grazing to birds, bees, family and farm

November 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


This fall Grassland 2.0 is hosting a 4-part Digital Dialogue focusing on the question – What are healthy agroecosystems? The series will explore the different aspects that make up a healthy agroecosystems and the benefits these systems have on people, farms, communities and the land.

The Digital Dialogues will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:30 PM CT this fall, with the exception of December which will be held on the first Tuesday of the month.

The line-up includes:

  • Tuesday, September 21st from 12-1:30PM CT
    Dan Smith, President and CEO of Cooperative Network
    Broken Ground: The Changing Culture of America’s Dairyland
    View the recording
  • Tuesday, October 19th from 12-1:30PM CT
    Stephan van Vliet, nutrition scientist and metabolomics expert at the Center for Human Nutrition Studies at Utah State University
    Understanding the Linkages between Animal and Human Health: A Metabolomics Approach?
    View the recording
  • UP NEXT: Tuesday, November 16th from 12-1:30PM CT
    Thelma Heidel-Baker, entomologist, outdoor educator and organic grazing farmer at Bossie Cow Farm
    Good Grass: The many benefits of grazing to birds, bees, family and farm

    The November 16th edition of the Digital Dialogue will feature Thelma Heidel-Baker. Thelma is an entomologist, outdoor educator, and organic grazing farmer. Thelma has extensive science & research experience working in sustainable agriculture and conservation. She is an entomologist by training and has worked for Iowa State University Extension and The Xerces Society providing technical advice on beneficial insect conservation. She currently works for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service as a soil conservationist. Thelma is also a grazing farmer, and she brings wildlife conservation onto Bossie Cow Farm, her family’s grass-based dairy farm. She farms with her husband, Ricky, and their two young kids near Random Lake, Wisconsin.

    Register for the third digital dialogue coming up on Tuesday, November 16th on “Good Grass: The many benefits of grazing to birds, bees, family and farm” below and you will be emailed the access link. Space is limited so be sure to book your spot!


November 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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