Jim’s experience includes over 20 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty of the University of Missouri, as well as 20 years of commercial cattle and sheep production on their family farm in northern Missouri. The University of Missouri – Forage Systems Research Center rose to national prominence as a result of his research leadership. His research encompassed many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provides foundation for many of the basic principles of Management-intensive Grazing.
Jim and Dawn Gerrish currently own and operate American Grazing Lands Services, a company dedicated to aiding farmers and ranchers moreeffectively manage their grazing lands for economic and environmental sustainability. American Grazing Lands provide on-ranch consulting services and participate in many workshops and seminars across the US and Canada. Jim has presented on grazing system seminars to over 3,000 producers and educators throughout 39 states, and is a key instructor for the University of Idaho’s Lost River Grazing Academy held each June and September.