Greg Galbraith is a former grazier and dairyman turned columnist and contributor for the farming publication Agri-View. He studied Dairy Science at the University of Illinois and, after graduating in 1981, went on to work as the Assistant Manager on two farms. Eventually, Greg before bought his own farm in eastern Marathon County Wisconsin, where his ancestors began farming in 1890. Together with his family, they ran the 120-cow grazing-based dairy operation for more than two decades. In our conversation, Greg shared passionately about the many hardships he and his family faced, and how the transition to grazing transformed his operation and the ways he interacted with the land.
To learn more about Greg and see some of his writing, you can follow his column here.
Stories on Pasture is based on oral history interviews conducted as a part of the Grassland 2.0 project. Greg was interviewed at the Grassworks Conference in January 2020.
This podcast is made possible thanks to a Sustainable Agricultural Systems Coordinated Agriculture grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.