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Free Grazing Charts Help You Do Your Job AND Get a Life

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Comments Off on Free Grazing Charts Help You Do Your Job AND Get a Life

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the Grass Whisperer from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the Grass Whisperer from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.

Every year since On Pasture started, I’ve shared the new grazing charts for the year along with information about how they’ve made me a more successful grazier. They’ve helped me extend my grazing season, take better care of my forage, improve my soils and they’ve even improved my life by helping me make time for my family and even a vacation here and there.

You Can Do It Too!

First, download the grazing chart that suits you best from the list below. I made the charts that I use as part of a NE SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) project, working with a team that included farmers to create something that would be easy to use and fit a variety of operations.

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Next, read my past On Pasture articles I’ve shared to help you understand how the charts work and how to get started.  Just click here for links to all of them.

Want More?

You can also visit my website where I share more information and stories about farming and farmers.

Editors Note: Troy doesn’t know we’re adding this. 🙂  We want to thank Troy for all the good work he’s done helping On Pasture and all our readers. We’d love it if you’d send him a note. Just click!

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Troy Bishopp, aka "The Grass Whisperer" is an accomplished professional grazier of 27 years, grasslands advocate and media guy who owns and manages Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters and parents. Their certified organic custom grazing operation raises dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased organic native pastures. The whisperer routinely asks customers, Is there any grass in the animal products you buy? Beef grazed on the farm has been served at President Obama's inaugural dinners, restaurants and to diners as far away as Japan. Troy also works for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist and is a free-lance writer, maintaining a website presence at www.thegrasswhisperer.com

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