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Considering some Grazing Changes This Year? Let’s Think About It

You’re probably watching your pastures closely right now for the signs that it’s time for spring grazing. If you’re not quite sure, last week’s article collection included a test you can take to make sure your grasses are ready to graze.

Now, making changes to your management based on what you find at On Pasture is harder than just saying “Let’s do it!” Things that might make you stand out from the crowd can be uncomfortable. So this week, here’s some moral support from Greg Judy and others as you try something new this grazing season.

Even Greg Judy Needs Help Making Change

In this two part series, Greg Judy describes something he was doing that didn’t make sense and how someone from off-farm helped him do something better. Then he talks about how to “Just Do It” even when your neighbors are laughing at you. It’s good stuff!

Thinking Outside the Box Can Be Fun and Profitable

Surviving the Naysayers – Part 2 of Thinking Outside the Box

Fill Your Head With Great Examples of People Who Made Change Successfully

Whenever I’m trying something new, I find examples of people who are already where I want to be. That leaves less room for listening to Nay-Sayers. To help you with that, here’s one of my favorite examples of a couple who made a HUGE change that not only made them more money, but made them happier too.

In this five-article series, you’ll learn:

• the first steps they took that got them started on the road to change,
• how they got off the winter hay wagon to reduce inputs and their workload,
• where they got financial and technical support for new fencing and water critical to their success, and
• what changes to the kinds of animals you raise can do for your grazing program

Cody and Deanna Sand – Inspiration for Making Change and Being Happy

The series ends with an article where I summarize the personal things they did to make change possible in their lives. It covers fear and what to do about it from getting training, asking for help, and surrounding yourself with change supporters, to things to keep in mind about the process of change. There are even more links to articles and resources to support you in your work. Enjoy!

How to Make Change…And More Money Too!

And yes – we have a funny for you!

Sharing the Joy of Laughter

 

 

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Vothhttps://onpasture.com
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.

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