Doug Beaton


“Team Beaton” — Alex, Doug, Jill and Keoni

Doug Beaton is the newest member, and Chairman, to the Hawaii GLC Steering Committee. He and his family — wife Jill and sons Alex and Keoni — ranch above Paauilo on the Big Island. They manage a motley crew of sheep and beef cattle to control fireweed, guava, other weeds, and to maintain a healthy stand of kikuyugrass forage.

Doug and his family are committed to educating others about Hawaii grazing land, animal husbandry, and agricultural topics.

Doug and Jill’s unique approach to adaptive grazing management, their knowledge of Hawaii forages and grazing management strategies, and their desire to keep learning more makes Doug a perfect fit for the Hawaii GLC Steering Committee.