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Farmers, Fish and The Freshwater Trust Collaborate to Save Water and Lives

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This comes to On Pasture from Meg Belais, Restoration Project Manager & Analyst with The Freshwater Trust. The Freshwater Trust works with farmers and ranchers in the west to target and fund projects that create healthy rivers and streams and healthy and profitable working landscapes. You can learn more by visiting their website. At 5:15 […]

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Are We There Yet? How Much Further? – A Progress Report from the Field of Grazing

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

I sometimes worry that I might be living in an echo chamber. I constantly talk to people who are interested in grazing and soils and ranching. My mailbox is filled with magazines about modern grazing theory and progressive ranching. I have to set an egg timer each morning to make myself quit reading on-line articles […]

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This Rancher Takes Care of the Folks Downstream

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on This Rancher Takes Care of the Folks Downstream

Sometimes we get so caught up in talking about the finer points of grazing management, fence building, cow size and more that we forget to talk about one of the most important “why’s” of what we’re trying to accomplish. So here is Betty Shahan, of Chromo, Colorado, to remind us. “My main goal is to […]

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Pulling Corn and Raising Kids

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

For a little perspective on how the world has changed, here’s what farming was like for one family about 60 years ago.

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How to Learn From Each Other

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on How to Learn From Each Other

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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