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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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