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Thinking Outside the Box Can Be Fun and Profitable

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

One of the easiest things to do on the farm is to get in a pattern of doing things the same way. This may go on for days or even years. We seem to get comfortable in a zone and no longer question how we do things during our daily routines around the farm. We […]

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For Earth Day, Do What You Do Best – Graze!

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

This week I ran across a video from one of On Pasture’s sponsors, Organic Valley. In it, Kevin Mahalko talks about one part of the “Soul of Farming:” grass. He talks about the relationship between grass and his dairy cows, and the importance of a farmer’s stewardship of his lands to everyone around him. I […]

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A Model for Getting Local Meats and Produce Into Supermarkets

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Marketing, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

Fifteen years ago, it was unheard of for a small farm to sell beef to a supermarket. But today, thanks to Diana Endicott and several projects supported by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Educatioan grants (SARE), over 100 farmers in the Kansas City area supply 30 supermarkets, with meats, fruits, vegetables and specialty goods. Diana and […]

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The Conservation Stewardship Program – Funding for Improvements to Your Operation

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  No Comments

“What CSP has done for us, it has allowed us to explore better options and produce a better product. it gives you a little more financial freedom to do things, things that you dream up and say ‘Gees, I wish we could do this, but money wise you just can’t’. It’s given us more freedom […]

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SACB Method for Grafting Orphan Calves

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

SACB Method: (pronounced ‘sawb’) a simple and easy way to graft calves. Everyone and their dog has a sure fire method for grafting a twin or orphan calf. However, each method takes time and patience. These are things I don’t normally have during calving. Further, the very fact that an animal has to be handled […]

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