Regenerative Grazing Program Manager

Responsibilities: Catalyze and coordinate new initiatives on regenerative grazing including $5 million in new regenerative grazing incentive programs.  Additional funding will support silvopasture and cover crop grazing incentives and improve marketing opportunities related to livestock produced with regenerative grazing methods.  The person in this position will be part of a highly collaborative team of both Center for Regenerative Agriculture staff ( and other cooperators from the University of Missouri and partner organizations.  The position is part of the $25 million Missouri Climate-Resilient Crop and Livestock (CRCL) Project, funded with a five-year climate-smart grant from USDA-NRCS.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in grazing management, forages, plant sciences, rangeland management or animal science.

Candidates will be evaluated on:  Relevant educational background and degree. Demonstrated knowledge of regenerative grazing strategies, particularly for beef cattle but also for other livestock. Comprehensive knowledge of how grazing management, biodiversity, and soil health are interconnected and impact agroecosystems. Effective communication skills, including preparing written educational materials and verbal communication skills relevant to one-on-one consultations with producers/landowners and periodic presentations at pasture tours and workshops. Strong organizational skills and ability to work as a self-starter. Ability to provide management recommendations to a variety of audiences.  Experience in working with a variety of grazing systems and production environments, including restoration of degraded landscapes.  Familiarity with a systems approach to improving food systems and land management.

To Apply:  Applications for this position can find the job posting here or search for Job ID 45942 in the University of Missouri Human Resources employment portal. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining experience with relevant climate-smart practices and interest in farmer education, a resume, and list of three references.  Review of applications will begin on March 10th, 2023.  For questions about the position, email Dr. Rob Myers at