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A Process For Better Grasslands and Pastures

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Trying something new can be daunting, especially with so much information to sift through. To help, Michael Harman encourages thinking about management as a process. That way you can identify what to try, and how to succeed.

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Frosty the Snowman: Friend or Foe

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Frosty the Snowman: Friend or Foe

Is winter good or bad for farmers and ranchers?

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Spring “To Do” List for Grass Managers

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Spring “To Do” List for Grass Managers

As winter loosens its surly grip and dreams of spring abound, it’s a good time to remind yourself how important it is to actively managing your grass and forage resources. There is no secret formula and only one rule: Think grass first. If you ask yourself “what’s best in the long term for my forage […]

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Managing Heat Stress Across Your Farm

By   /  August 17, 2015  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Managing Heat Stress Across Your Farm

Heat stress can be a significant cause of economic loss on the farm during the warmer months of the year. Excessive heat, humidity, drought, and over grazing can take a toll on your farm at many levels. Heat equates to stress on your animals, your crops, and your labor force (you). To successfully manage the […]

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Ten Steps to Better Grasslands and Pastures

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health, Planning, Soil, Weeds  /  3 Comments

As an extension educator at the county level, I read a lot of publications about the use and management of pasture and hay resources. My clients read the same publications and many still hesitate to try new grazing practices. Producers often believe a new practice will not work for them. Many farmers get enamored by […]

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