Robert Bauer joined Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc as the Grazing Broker on October 12, 2015. As Grazing Broker, Robert connects landowners of grasslands with livestock producers to increase acreage of well-managed grazing. He also assists in determining the fair market value of grasslands, writes grazing plans, and provides technical assistance to both producers and landowners. Robert works closely with a multi-agency team to coordinate educational events and network with landowners and grazing organizations to promote grazing and grass-based agriculture in Southwest Wisconsin.
Jacob James Marty is a young farmer from southern Wisconsin. Farming by the side of his father, Jim, he is continuing the farm's legacy into its sixth generation with Green Fire Farm. Historically a dairy farm, Jacob is transitioning the farm into regenerative practices including grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and poultry, and establishing silvopasture, pollinator habitat, and wildlife habitat. The mission of Green Fire Farm is to focus on direct marketing and instill a strong sense of connection, community development, and stewardship with all partners to the farm.