Lee Graese

Lee & Mary Graese have been in the bison industry 23 years with their 4 children, 2 of whom are involved in the operations of their Rice Lake, WI vertically integrated company—Northstar Bison, LLC, specializing in 100% grassfed Bison.

They purchased their current ranch and home in 1997 and have taken on additional acreage to total around 1200 acres (leased & owned) for grazing bison.  The first 2 bison were purchased in 1994 and were the seeds that launched a fulfillment of a childhood passion for Lee, to own a couple buffalo someday on a ranch.


Lee comes from the world of powerlifting, where he was a national record holder & gold medal winner in the 275 lb class at the World Games in 1988. 

Lee has sat on a Leadership Advisory Committee for Agstar Financial Services, served as chair of the Wisconsin Bison Producers Association show and sale ’97-‘01,  Nat. Bison Association Region 5 Director,  Board member for MnBA,  member of the Commercial Meat Marketer Committee and co-chairs with Mary the Grass-fed Committee for the NBA.

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