In this piece, which is also a chapter from his book "How Did We Get It So Wrong?", Chip Hines talks about how working with nature can be easier and more profitable. In fact, maybe the hardest thing is the abuse you might get from your buddies at the coffee shop.
A friend of Kathy's once told her "You become like the people you spend the most time with. So think about who you want to be, and choose people that are like that." It works for all kinds of things, including being innovative and forward thinking, as Chip Hines explains in this article. You can use his tips to set up your own "Innovation Support Group."
Here's a tried and true method from Chip Hines that will save you time and money. It's low stress for the cattle AND YOU! (And just because he talks about cattle, doesn't mean the principles won't work for other livestock as well.)
The Bench Ranch has been using intensive, rotational grazing for at least 35 years and they have seen a change that includes more grass, healthy soils, and double the stocking rate the ranch used to carry. We add ideas for how you can follow in the ranch's footsteps.