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Greetings from Grapevine!

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Screenshot 2015-12-13 23.12.53Hello from Grapevine, Texas! We’re at the 6th National Conference on Grazing Lands. If you’re here too, stop on by the On Pasture booth to say hi and have your picture taken! On Monday morning we made a presentation together about how to tell the difference between good science and pseudoscience so that you can spend your money on things that will really make a difference for your operation.  On Wednesday, Kathy is talking about how to teach livestock to eat weeds.

This conference is held every three years and this year there are about 700 folks attending. Conference organizers focus on providing information that influences the agriculture policy discussions, highlights practices that make producers more successful and sustainable, and points out the latest research and where we need more research to help us do a better job. There are a ton of really knowledgeable speakers, and fascinating talks. We’re having a hard time choosing which sessions to go to.

Thanks to Monti Golla, Kim Stine, Chad Ellis and all the rest of the folks who put together this great event. And thanks to the Texas Grazing Lands Coalition for bringing us here. If you couldn’t make it to the conference, never fear. We’re going to do our best to bring it to you. We’re taking lots of notes, (and we’ve recruited some of our readers to take notes at sessions we can’t be at) and then we’ll share them with you in articles in the new year.

For now, we’re off to learn more so we can share it with you. Talk to you soon!

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Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.

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