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Rickie Roddy – Texas Small Farmer of the Year, 2017

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Rickie Roddy – Texas Small Farmer of the Year, 2017

Rickie Roddy knew he was going to be a rancher early on. To get started, he saved up his money, and bought his first cow at the age of 13. “My dreams are coming true,” he says. “A 13-year old, you have big dreams. But a 13-year-old getting a cow, that was a big step […]

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Farm Hack Fly Traps

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

I recently joined the Regenerative Grazing Group Facebook page. Participants share information and ask questions about what’s going on in their pastures and help each other think about how we can all be better grazing managers. If you’re a facebooker, you can check it out. In the meantime, I asked if I could share this […]

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Bury Your Briefs: Discover the Keys to Soil Health “Tighty Whitey” Style

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Kara Pugsley and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition for sharing this article with us! South Dakota farmers are planting something new to test soil quality – their tighty whities. They start with a few pairs of clean 100 percent cotton briefs, bury them a couple inches in the soil, and dig them […]

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Free, On Pasture-Hosted Course on Increasing Your Farm/Ranch Profit

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Free, On Pasture-Hosted Course on Increasing Your Farm/Ranch Profit

You hear all the time and read it in the news that local farm fresh food is trendy and all the rage. Your gut tells you you’re doing the right thing by providing farm fresh food for your community, healing your family and protecting the land in the process. Yet, we see farm owners selling […]

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Does Creep Feeding Calves in Pasture Pay?

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Does Creep Feeding Calves in Pasture Pay?

This article is drawn from information provided by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Beef, Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator – Beef Systems, and Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Cattle Nutritionist – Range Production Systems. Thanks for your great work! Creep feeding is a practice of providing feed so that calves can get to it, but the […]

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