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How to Learn From Each Other

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Half of the Ten Traits of a Successful Grazing Manager that Jeff Goodwin shared last week are about being a life-long learner. His survey of well-respected ranching and industry professionals showed that having inquisitive and passionate minds, being flexible and adaptive, understanding ecological principle contributed to their success. Goodwin also pointed out that “Most producers […]

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This Man Has Collected 44 Years of Weather Data. What Did He Learn?

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

“One winter, billy barr started collecting data from his home in the Colorado Rockies. Four decades later, his 12,000 records are a climate scientist’s goldmine.” – National Geographic billy barr (he doesn’t use capital letters for his name) lives in Gothic, Colorado, one of the coldest places on the planet. He moved there as a […]

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Conservationist Rancher is Part of the Ecosystem

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

“Ranchers are not outside the ecosystem managing it,” says Grady Grissom. “They’re in the ecosystem trying to survive. And if you make successively bad decisions on a piece of land, you will go away. Your genes will no longer be in the gene pool and you wont’ be part of the generational ranching population.” It’s […]

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Do You Have a Good Agronomy Doctor?

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Do You Have a Good Agronomy Doctor?

Six months ago, I went to the doctor for a check-up.  The doctor was blunt.  He told me I need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and exercise more. And most disturbing to me, he told me to lose weight!  At the time, I wasn’t very thrilled with his advice.  But I listened.  Since then, […]

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Add Sixty Years of Experience to Your Knowledge Base

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

This week we’re celebrating Don Ashford’s birthday. We’re not going to say how old he is because you’d never guess it by looking at him. Let’s just say he’s old enough to have six decades of farming experience behind him. To celebrate, we’ve put together a present for all of you: a Special Collection of […]

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