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Gabe Brown: “Soil Matters”

By   /  March 16, 2015  /  1 Comment

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Gabe Brown is known for the work he’s done improving his soils and his farm’s profitability. He quit tilling back in 1993, turning instead to no-till, cover crops, and crop rotation. Here he’ll show you what his soil looks like after 20 years of caring for his land this way. The result is soil that looks like “cottage cheese.” That’s not a picture I can imagine in my head, can you? Along with this new look comes a lot more fertility. Check it out! (Just 3 minutes and 50 seconds.)

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Farmers in the Northeast, you have an opportunity to see Gabe Brown at the Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference on March 21, 2015. He’ll be joined by Jason Rowntree who’ll speak about how management decisions prior to slaughter affect beef quality and Dr. Hoenig, retired Maine State Veterinarian, speaking on farm animal welfare and what it means to be humane. Head to their website to learn more and to register.

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About the author

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

1 Comment

  1. Chip Hines says:

    Gabe Brown is the recognized on farm expert on cover crops. Don’t miss his presentation.

    Jason Rowntree is making waves by challenging producers to move away from status quo management, which is from production per animal to production per acre.

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