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Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

For centuries, skilled trades have used apprenticeships to train the next generation and ensure that everyone meets standards that are good for the trade and good for the customers being served. Now Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is using this model to help new farmers entering the world of dairy production, and to support established farmers as […]

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Swath Grazing: Extending the grazing season

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Producers are always looking to cut costs in livestock operations because of marginal profit opportunities in commodity based markets. One proposed way to cut fall/winter feeding costs is to extend the grazing season and allow the livestock to harvest the resource instead of relying on mechanical harvest. This will reduce the labor required to cut, […]

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Conservation Reserve Program For Grasslands – Application Deadline 12/16/2016

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Conservation Reserve Program For Grasslands – Application Deadline 12/16/2016

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was recently expanded to include Grasslands. It’s an effort to help landowners and operators protect grassland, including rangeland and pastureland while while still using them for grazing. Participants receive annual payments  of not more than 75% of the value of the land and cost-share assistance for contracts lasting between 14 […]

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Decorating With Teasel

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on Decorating With Teasel

Maybe you’ll like this weed better if you make it part of your Holiday celebrations with these crafty solutions. Here it is as a replacement for mistletoe! Spray it green, poke the stems into a styrofoam cone, add ornaments and Ta Da! A Christmas Tree! Here’s a lighted version to give you another happy teasel […]

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving – For the Person Who Has Everything

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on The Gift That Keeps on Giving – For the Person Who Has Everything

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly”…but sometimes when you’re trying to figure out just the right gift to give someone, jolly can be hard to come by. And then there’s the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday flood of ads and all the traffic and the search for parking spots, and figuring out how […]

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