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Southwest Badger fills Grazing Broker position
PLATTEVILLE - Southwest Badger announce the hiring of Laura Paine for a new Grazing Broker position effective Feb. 17.

Her primary responsibility will be to connect landowners with grassland acres to livestock producers who want to lease grassland acres for grazing.

Over the past 20 years, Paine has been involved in many grazing research, education, and technical assistance projects. Most recently, Paine was the Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist at DATCP where she provided statewide educational programming on grazing and organic farming, and market development for grass-based and organic products.

Her home office is in the Iowa County Land Conservation office, Dodgeville. For more information, contact Paine at 608-732-1202 or For more information about Southwest Badger, visit, on Facebook at, call 608-348-7110 or email