Grazing & Soil Consultant
Allen Williams is a 6th generation family farmer and founding partner of Grass Fed Beef, LLC, Grass Fed Insights, LLC, and a partner in Joyce Farms, Inc. He has consulted with more than 4000 farmers and ranchers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America on operations ranging from a few to over 1 million acres. Allen pioneered many of the early grass-fed protocols and forage finishing techniques and has spent the last 15 years refining those. He is a “recovering academic,” having served 15 years on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University and Mississippi State University. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Genetics & Reproductive Physiology from LSU. He has authored more than 400 scientific and popular press articles and is an invited speaker at regional, national, and international conferences and symposia. Significant areas of research and business focus include soil health, adaptive forage & grazing management, high-attribute pasture-based meat production, and alternative marketing systems.