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A Fungus in the Cold: When too much fall growth is a bad thing

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on A Fungus in the Cold: When too much fall growth is a bad thing

Matting grasses, extra fall regrowth, and long stretches of snow cover = Snow Mold: a fungus among us.

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Crossing the Creek

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Crossing the Creek

A dark night and a flooding creek could have spelled disaster. But instead, there was a miracle. Rachel and Kathy are thankful for our adoptive parents, Don and Betty Ashford, and for whatever happened that helped them cross the creek.

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From Our Archives – Orchestrating Diversified Livestock

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on From Our Archives – Orchestrating Diversified Livestock

This article was originally published in January of 2014 On old MacDonald’s Farm, there were all types of animals—here a moo, there an oink and over there a cluck, cluck—but managing multiple species and the pastures that support them in a forage-based environment is more akin to a complex symphony with you, the farmer, as […]

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Another Gift Suggestion: High Tech Cow Horns

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Another Gift Suggestion: High Tech Cow Horns

Still searching for that special gift for that hard-to-please someone on your list? Kathy found the answer at the 4th Avenue Street Fair in Tucson: iHorns! Frank Falk takes cow horns and turns them into amplifiers for cell phones with speakers on the bottom. The sound from my $20 cow horn iHorn fills my office […]

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No-Till and Partnering Cropping With Cattle Makes This Family Farm a Success

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

“Our grandfather broke the land, my Dad took everything out of it, and now it’s Monty’s and my job to put it back,” says Mike Cronin of Cronin Family Farms, this year’s winner, with Dan Forgey, of the Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota. He and his family started that process by implementing no-till cropping in their farm […]

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