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Add Sixty Years of Experience to Your Knowledge Base

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This week we’re celebrating Don Ashford’s birthday. We’re not going to say how old he is because you’d never guess it by looking at him. Let’s just say he’s old enough to have six decades of farming experience behind him. To celebrate, we’ve put together a present for all of you: a Special Collection of the articles he’s written for On Pasture so far.

Not only is Don a lifelong learner, he’s shared his successes and his experiences with his fellow farmers and ranchers all along the way. He actively participates in organizations that support farmers and he helps the next generation get started. He experiments with new practices, adopting those that work, and sharing what doesn’t. He even tells about the mistakes he’s made so that we can avoid making the same ones.

Don is a farmer, a teacher, and a philosopher. But most of all, he’s a family man. The thing is, he has a HUGE family. You’re part of Don and Betty’s family just by living on the same planet. And that’s why he writes – to tell us entertaining stories that just might help us along the way.

Rachel and I are proud to be Don and Betty’s adopted daughters. We hope you’ll enjoy and learn from this collection of stories from our Louisiana Dad.

Here are Don and Betty welcoming a new great-grandchild into the world.




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Publisher, Editor and Author

Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.


  1. Karenn Ashford Guidry says:

    Kathy- you have no idea how much these two love you and Rachel.. thanks for being a very important part of our family:) This keeps Dad and Mom connected and involved in what they love.. thank you

  2. Anne says:

    Happy Birthday, Don; and greetings to Betty.

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