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Raw Milk to Help Grass Grow?

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  5 Comments

The idea is out there that raw milk is a great tool for improving pastures. But what we’ve found is that it’s probably not going to make much of a difference.

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Collect More Sunshine to Grow More Grass

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Planning  /  6 Comments

ALERT: It’s science time again and we’re going to show you what you need to know to use your livestock to manage your pasture solar collectors so they’re always catching the maximum amount of sunlight.

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Did the Beatles Write the Ultimate Farm Anthem?

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Did the Beatles Write the Ultimate Farm Anthem?

Do you sing while you work?  I do.  When no one’s around and something really great has happened, I even break into the Hallelujah chorus. Contributor Forrest Pritchard sings while he works too and you’ll love the way he turns old favorites into farmer favorites.  Check it out here. AND in case you don’t recognize […]

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Is It Time To Let The Cows Out?

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Livestock, Planning  /  7 Comments

It’s the time of year when we’re all chomping at the bit to head out to green pasture.  We can see the grass coming up, we’re tired of feeding hay and our stock is tired of eating it.  We know that hitting our pastures too soon could come back to bite us later and might […]

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Putting Money Where the Birds Nest

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Ecosystem Services, Money Matters, NRCS  /  3 Comments

How important, how valuable, is living in a community that strikes a better balance with Nature? And are communities willing to pay for the services that producers provide to meet that balance?

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