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Grazing and Pasture Systems

Grazing land is considered to be any vegetated land that is grazed or has the potential to be grazed by animals.

As a guideline, lands that are grazed during the growing season will be based on the Utah Grazing Improvement Program (UGIP) Technical Committee grazing principles of "Time, Timing and Intensity".
For grazing during plant dormancy, the management principle will be based on a grazing management plan.

Your local Conservation District can help you complete the workbook and provide information about other educational, technical and financial assistance.

Once the operation has completed all requirements in the workbook, the producer can contact the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to request certification (801-538-7120 or A Utah ACES verifier will visit the farm or ranch to verify that all requirements have been met and to ensure that the operation is addressing all applicable environmental risks.

In order to maintain ACES certification a farmer or rancher must complete ACES educational sessions either on this website or by attending workshops endorsed by ACES and having a site visit to review all requirements found in the workbook at least every 5 years.

Certification Workbook


Educational Materials