Sunday, May 9, 2010

Time for a name change

With all due respect to Jim Gerrish, a true grazing pioneer and the person who coined the phrase, I would like to suggest a name change from MiG (Management Intensive Grazing) to simply Managed Grazing. Here's the problem: whenever I tell people about what type of grazing I do and mention "management intensive grazing", all they inevitably hear is the "intensive grazing" part. I've lost leases because my potential landlords weren't sure about that "intensive grazing stuff". Or when explaining "mob grazing" I hear "so you're doing REALLY intensive grazing". I think leaving out the word "intensive" might make things go a little smoother with those who don't understand the concept.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are right. I'm dealing with trying to hammer out a lease right now, and the landlord is skeptical. If he'd read some of the books I've read, and seen some of the pastures I've seen he would know that there is a better way for his pastures to be utilized.