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You Can Mob Graze With Chickens!

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on You Can Mob Graze With Chickens!

Mob grazing is basically putting lots of animals on a small area and then moving them from place to place so that they get fed, and the trampled forage and manure and urine they leave behind feeds the soil. It’s easy to imagine with cows, and sheep, and maybe even goats? But chickens? Forrest Pritchard […]

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Are You Smarter Than a Cow?

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Test yourself with this Free-Range IQ Test. My cows know the answers to the following questions.  Do you? #1)  When grazing a field, should it be left ragged, messy and trampled, or grazed evenly, like a freshly mowed lawn? #2)  What’s the number one thing to watch out for when entering a fresh pasture? #3)  […]

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The Farm to Table Fable

By   /  February 22, 2016  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  4 Comments

Even when you want to get your product into restaurants or onto the family table, communicating with customers can be hard.

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Lessons From Thomas Jefferson’s Farm

By   /  February 15, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Lessons From Thomas Jefferson’s Farm

Monday, February 15 was Presidents Day in the United States. That’s why we’re sharing this piece from Forrest Pritchard about a man who was the third President of the United States. But more importantly Thomas Jefferson was a FARMER, and a holistic one at that!

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Does 4-H Matter Now More Than Ever?

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

A few years back, a friend from Washington D.C. visited my farm for the first time. Right off the bat, he noticed the bumper sticker on my pickup truck, a green four-leaf clover emblazoned with large, white H’s. “Forrest,” he said, without the slightest trace of humor, “you never told me you were Irish!” Suffice […]

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