Greg Judy  

                          

Greg and Jan Judy of Clark, Missouri run a grazing operation on 1620 acres of leased and owned land. Greg and Jan went from near bankruptcy in 1999 to paying off a 200 acre farm and house in 3 years with custom grazing on leased land and are completely debt free. They own 4 farms and lease 12 farms. They graze cattle, hair sheep, pastured pigs and pastured laying hens.

Greg wrote a book in 2001, entitled " NO RISK RANCHING, Custom Grazing on Leased Land", which details the methods they used to build their operation from scratch. In 2008 Greg wrote a second book "COMEBACK FARMS, Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management". Greg's second book covers all the methods they use with Holistic High Density Grazing, multi-species grazing, grass finishing animals, eliminating costly inputs.

 

Greg gives talks and schools all over the US, New Zealand, Germany, England, and Canada teaching the benefits of Holistic High Density Planned Grazing (HHDG), leasing land, multi-species grazing, custom grazing, agroforestry and wildlife management. The Judys' hold an annual grazing school at their farm teaching the principles of HHDG. Greg quit his off farm job in 2009 and is now a full time rancher. The Judys' website is: greenpasturesfarm.net.

 

 

 

 

David Boatright

 

David and Mariah Boatright are restoration agriculturalists. Their farm mission statement is to restore the health and vitality of the land and to nourish the families who eat of its bounty. To accomplish this they utilize high density, multi-species grazing (cattle, sheep, goats, and chickens) across 460 acres of rolling Missouri hills. But, they have come a long way. When they graduated high school, their goal was to make a living in agriculture. With little to invest in a farm enterprise and simultaneously paying their way through school, they learned to get creative. They began managing farms for a real estate company, custom grazing cattle, and putting their savings into a small herd of 30 hair sheep.

Today, David and Mariah both work full time on the farm grazing cattle for their landlords, managing their flock of 400 hair sheep, several hundred laying hens and meat chickens while operating Fed From The Farm, an online metropolitan buying club serving central Missouri. They are currently working towards transitioning back to the family farm as they raise their growing family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wesley Tucker

 

 

Rusty Lee

 

 

Dr. Eric Bailey

 

Dr. Bailey is the State Extension Beef Nutritionist for MU Extension. He joined the University of Missouri in June 2017 after a stint as the Endowed Chair of Cow Calf Nutrition and Management at West Texas A&M University. He was born and raised on a commercial cow-calf and stocker operation outside of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He has degrees from West Texas A&M University and Kansas State University.

 

 

Donna Brandt