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Managing for Resilience Begins to Pay Off

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

I am a fairly young man seeing things I never thought we would. In the midst of a global pandemic we’ve all been shaken out of our normal. I am hunkered in my basement (mostly hiding from a 2-year-old) while making an attempt at teleworking as a soil conservation district technician. My wife is putting […]

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Is Grass Fed the Worst Thing That Happened To Agriculture?

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Consider This  /  21 Comments

James Matthew Craighead has studied sustainable agriculture for a decade and the result is a lot of questions. Some of these are hard questions and may trigger a little defensiveness in us all. Just remember, he’s sharing them here to open a constructive dialogue that might lead us all to a place where we are better both individually and as a group.

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The Little Things Matter

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on The Little Things Matter

Little things add up to big things that cost time and money. Here’s how to stop them while they’re small.

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You Do Not Have to Move Cows Every Day

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  9 Comments

You do not have to move cows every day to build soil health. You don’t always have to stretch polywire to implement rotational grazing. Sometimes you will have to feed hay, and this can be as constructive as it is destructive. There is a growing trend that I am seeing in “regenerative” agriculture to push […]

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Livestock Basics

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

While Matthew focuses on cattle in his look at the basics, the questions he poses and what they need are right on for all classes of livestock.

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