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How Grass Grows – What You Need to Know in the Spring

Jenn Colby of Howling Wolf Farm has been sharing morning video chats to keep customers up to date with what’s happening on the farm. It’s a great way of building a better connection to the people who are interested in your farm and how you grow the food they eat. In this vlog, she also shares some really important information about what’s going on with our grass plants as they wake up after a long winter, and what that means for grazing turn out.

Jenn is a graduate of Charlotte Smith’s Farm Marketing From the Heart course, and she’s also applying everything she learned from attending Ranching For Profit and being part of their Executive Link program. Check out the farm’s website where you can see some great examples of everything she’s learned.

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If you asked, “What’s a collar on a grass plant?” or thought, “I’m not sure I get it from Jenn’s drawing of a grass plant. What does an actual grass plant look like?” Here you go! Check out this week’s Classic by NatGLC where we’ve got an article with actual pictures of grass plants and the parts of a grass plant to help you with all of this.

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.


  1. Howdy Jenn! And thanks so much for today’s message of grass and hope. All this time I have been thinking you were just a bunch-of-fun kind of gal. Turns out, you are a big thinker and a fine educator, too!

    Take Care,

    John Marble

    PS: Nice Hat!

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