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Hasnolocks and the Three Pastures – a Parable About How Graziers Change

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You can lead a farmer to pasture but you can’t make him change. Which of these farmers are you? And do you have a reason to change your mind? (Thanks to Katharine Brainard for illustrating the story.)

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Darrell Emmick, retired NRCS grazing specialist, shared this piece with us back in May of 2014. It d
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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  1. Curt Gesch says:

    Thanks for reprinting this. I think the little parabolic tale probably speaks just as clearly as fifty analytic studies. (OK, maybe 37 studies.)

    Aside: There are times when people may let a field grow to maturity and then let the cows wander through, biting here are there for reasons that are not economic. They may, for example, have set aside that field for ground-nesting bird cover for the spring/early summer.

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