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How a Grazing Plan Prevented a Wreck

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Troy Bishopp, aka “The Grass Whisperer” is a seasoned grazier and grasslands advocate who owns, manages and linger-grazes at Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters, grandchildren and parents. Their certified organic custom grazing operation raise dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased pastures. Troy also mentors farmers on holistic land management for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist. This award-winning free-lance writer, essayist and photographer maintains a website presence at www.thegrasswhisperer.com

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  1. Paul Nehring says:

    It seems like the most important part of any plan is the monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting. Since we are managing in a complex, ever-changing, unpredictable environment, we have to be comfortable with ambiguity, and our processes have to be flexible enought to accomodate that.

    While you didn’t make it to your goal of Dec. 7th, it appears that you met your objectives of extending the season as long as possible, while maintaining pasture and animal health.

    Thanks for sharing your the challenges you faced.

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