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Gabe Brown: “Soil Matters”

Gabe Brown is known for the work he’s done improving his soils and his farm’s profitability. He quit tilling back in 1993, turning instead to no-till, cover crops, and crop rotation. Here he’ll show you what his soil looks like after 20 years of caring for his land this way. The result is soil that looks like “cottage cheese.” That’s not a picture I can imagine in my head, can you? Along with this new look comes a lot more fertility. Check it out! (Just 3 minutes and 50 seconds.)

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Farmers in the Northeast, you have an opportunity to see Gabe Brown at the Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference on March 21, 2015. He’ll be joined by Jason Rowntree who’ll speak about how management decisions prior to slaughter affect beef quality and Dr. Hoenig, retired Maine State Veterinarian, speaking on farm animal welfare and what it means to be humane. Head to their website to learn more and to register.

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.


  1. Gabe Brown is the recognized on farm expert on cover crops. Don’t miss his presentation.

    Jason Rowntree is making waves by challenging producers to move away from status quo management, which is from production per animal to production per acre.

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