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Grazing Specialists

Updated 03/30/2012

Minnesota has five full time Grazing Specialists who are responsible for:

  • Developing and assisting in development of conservation practice standards that relate to managed rotational grazing systems 

  • Development of training programs for service providers and producers

  • Providing training to service providers and producers

  • Onsite grazing system planning with producers
     

The Minnesota NRCS Grazing Team

Counties served by each specialist (368 KB)

John Zinn
State Grazing Specialist
330 ELTON HILLS DR NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507.289.6239

Mark Hayek
Regional Grazing Specialist, NW Minnesota
State Hwy #1 NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218.681.6600

Jeff Duchene
Regional Grazing Specialist, Central Minnesota
Perham Field Office
801 Jenny Avenue SW, Suite 2
Perham, MN 56573-1719
218.346.4260  Ext 101

Lance Smith
Regional Grazing Specialist, SW Minnesota
800 East Main, Suite 400
Marshall, MN 56258
507.537.0541

Tom Gervais
Regional Grazing Specialist, NE Minnesota
Duluth Area Office
4915 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN 55811
218.720.5308 Ext 110