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Let’s Help Each Other With Lessons Learned

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Last year I took part in a pasture walk and workshop. The turnout was good and the folks in attendan
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My name is Don Ashford and my wife is Betty and we live in Ethel, LA. It would be impossible for me to write a bio about myself without including Betty in it. We have been together since high school. I was in the senior class of 1955 and she was in the class of 1957. Do the math. We have raised cattle since 1959 except for a little time that I spent with Uncle Sam. We have grazed stockers, owned several cow- calf herds and custom grazed cattle for other folks. I worked as a pipefitter for more than 25 years. Until we went into the dairy business in 1977 we were as most people down here part-timers or week-end ranchers. Later after we had learned enough about MIG to talk about it so that it would be understood by others we put together a pasture-walk group to introduce it to our friends and neighbors. We belong to more farm groups then we probably should but we get great joy working with other people. What makes us most proud are our son and daughter, our 5 grandkids and our 7 great-grand kids. It has been a hell of a trip so far, but we are not done yet.

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  1. chad beachy says:

    Excellent advice, Don.
    The best lesson I have learned in my ag experience is, if you don’t know the answer, ask. The only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked. And it is surprising where some of the ideas and answers come from. For example, I have a friend(also my part time boss) that is a loan and landscape professional. It is surprising how many conversations we have had about things like soil health, etc. It is also surprising how closely our professions parallel, when you get right down to the basis of them. Thanks again.

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