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In the Footsteps of a Winter Grazier

By   /  February 16, 2015  /  1 Comment

Taking a little extra time in pasture when we’re moving livestock can tell us a lot about natural processes and even give us a some tips about how water retention and soil health are being affected by our management.

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Louis Bromfield said in his book, Out of the Earth, “A farmer can learn as much from his own land
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Troy Bishopp, aka “The Grass Whisperer” is a seasoned grazier and grasslands advocate who owns, manages and linger-grazes at Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters, grandchildren and parents. Their certified organic custom grazing operation raise dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased pastures. Troy also mentors farmers on holistic land management for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist. This award-winning free-lance writer, essayist and photographer maintains a website presence at www.thegrasswhisperer.com

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  1. Jim Hayes says:

    Troy
    Excellent essay!It will help many of us make it to spring

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