There have been plenty of times in my life when I’ve thought “Boy, I wish I had someone to ask about this problem….” We’ve probably all been there, wondering where to find someone with some answers, or resources that could make our work a little easier, or help us be more successful. So here’s some good news for farmers and ranchers – help is as close as your local Conservation District. To get an idea of what they can do for you, check out this two and a half minute video.
Almost every county or parish in the United States has a Conservation District – with over 3,000 nation-wide. They’re generally funded by state and local governments and they can provide assistance with grazing planning, fencing, and other issues graziers come across. (I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve called Troy Bishopp, and he was out at some farmer’s place helping them building fence as part of his job with the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District!)
Two heads are better than one, so if you need another head (figuratively) reach out to your local Conservation District. Use this link to the Conservation District directory to find yours.