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Heart of America Grazing Conference

February 19 @ 10:00 am - February 20 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5

Learn the innovative practices that are taking root in modern farming at the 2024 Heart of America Grazing Conference, hosted at Greenacres Foundation in Cincinnati. This two-day conference is where you’ll witness the power of ‘real farmers, real success’ firsthand. Delve into the transformative practices of pasture management, learn the secrets of soil health that underpin profitable farming, and see how native warm-season grasses and custom grazing can be game-changers for your operation. It’s not just a conference—it’s where the grassroots of farming come to life.

About Greenacres Foundation

Greenacres Foundation stands as a beacon of regenerative farming, just a stone’s throw from downtown Cincinnati. Spanning over 1200 acres, it’s not only a model of sustainable agriculture but also an educational hub that inspires a new generation of farmers. With its hands-on approach, Greenacres is dedicated to demonstrating the best practices in agriculture, education, and the environment.

Scheduled Sessions include: 

  • Dan Glenn, Deep Grass Graziers Farm – Choosing and developing cattle genetics to suit your needs 
  • Lyda Garcia, Ohio State University – How animal handling directly affects meat quality and carcass price 
  • Monte Bottens, Illinois Crop & Livestock Farmer – Farming thousands of row-crop cares and improving margins through cover crops and livestock 
  • Dr. Jason Salchow, Missouri custom grazier, veterinarian, and per-course professor at Missouri State University – How to build a profitable custom grazing operation from scratch to over 600 head 
  • Chad Bitler, Research Director, Greenacres Foundation – Native Warm Season Grasses can benefit a grazing farm, provided they are established correctly 

Additional speakers & topics to be announced soon. 

Registration includes: 

  • Coffee and pastries each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Dinner on Monday evening

Guests are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Information on hotel block accommodations coming soon.

Please call 513-407-5174 with questions.


Greenacres Arts Center, 45243



February 19 @ 10:00 am UTC-5
February 20 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5


Greenacres Arts Center
8400 Blome Rd # A
Cincinnati, OH 45243 United States
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