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Farmer to Save 1 Billion Gallons of Water a Year Thanks to a Conservation Partnership

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Wolfe Family Farm and The Freshwater Trust are working together to transition nearly 1,100 acres of forage and grain crops from flood irrigation to pivot sprinkler irrigation. The Freshwater Trust, a nonprofit freshwater conservation and restoration organization, received nearly $1.4 million from the Oregon Water Resources Department to cover upgrading irrigation infrastructure, transferring points of […]

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The Failure of Reduction When It Comes to Working With People

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

Remember the movie Better Off Dead? That movie is a family Christmas tradition for us. Lane Meyer has to ski a dangerous mountain to prove himself to Beth. He seeks advice and receives the most boiled-down help imaginable. While entirely accurate, it is incorrect and Lane barely escapes injury. I was talking to our children recently […]

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The Future of Conservation and Ranching Looks Like This

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Jason Saulan landed in Eagle Point, Oregon three years ago. “General Manager of C2 Cattle Company,” a 9,200-acre, 800 head cattle operation, was the latest post in his 20-year ranching career. “I actually started as a cowboy,” he said. “I worked my way through a few of the largest ranches in the country.” Two decades […]

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The Froze Cow Incident

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

There are people that we meet in this life who, for reasons that we are not smart enough to understand, hold a special place in the compost of our memory. They are there all the time but every so often something will happen that will bring them to the top of the pile and every […]

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Is Where to Cut Costs the Right Question?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Is Where to Cut Costs the Right Question?

Enhance Your Grazing Knowledge: This was the title of a grazing conference that I had the opportunity to be a part of on Mar. 16 and 17. This conference was sponsored by the Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition and due to the demand was held in two locations. Thursday the 16th we were at Arkansas Tech […]

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