Practical Ideas to aid you in reaching your aspired goals
Looking past symptoms to discover and resolve root issues
Serving farmers, ranchers, and city planners since 1978
Greg received a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of TN, Knoxville with special emphasis on animal science and landscape design. He worked as the State Grazing Land Soil Health Specialist for 23 of his 40-year tenure with NRCS. Greg is a featured speaker at many conferences and grazing schools around the country.
His private consulting practice, Synergistic Grazing Management, provides land management planning to farmers, ranchers, land preservation organizations, and public land managers. Greg has served as the Technical Advisor to BEHAVE, Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council, and the American Sheep Industry. He has developed land management plans as varied as the 100,000 acres at Fort Campbell Military Base to diversified farms of 25 acres. Looking past symptoms to discover and resolve root issues, his plans provide practical ideas to help in reaching aspired goals.
Greg hosts an annual “Pasture Walk” that brings together farmers, researchers, and ag and environmental specialists to maintain a space for difficult discussions and friendly conversations around synergistic land management.
Greg is well known for his extensive knowledge of soil health, grass and livestock management systems, and plant identification. His deep understanding of plant communities as indicators of land productivity has made him a stead resource for land owners and managers passionate to understand nature’s ability to regenerate land.
With more than 40 years of land and pasture management, Greg has had the privilege of watching his plans transform land under the great care of land managers. More than 200,000 acres have been transformed by his attentive planning.
Big Spring Farm Annual Pasture Walk
Join us for our annual pasture walk and spend the day with like-minded farmers, graziers, researchers, and friends. This pasture walk is a discussion, a place to ask your burning questions and get insight on issues facing farmers here and now. Bring samples of your problem weeds or grasses to help with your pasture inventory. We’re all here to help us along the way to regenerative farming.
Your desire to map a course for land regeneration begins with understanding the root causes and moving forward with a solid plan.