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A New Use for Hoodies

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Note – this doesn’t work for soup. Trust me on this.

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This Farmer Finds Annual Pastures Are a Great Option for Soil and Animal Health

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

Tim Tobin started planting annuals for two reasons. First, he wanted to transition some crop fields to perennial pastures and annuals were a good first step. He also wanted to smother out the Kentucky 31 fescue in some of his pastures. He liked the results so much, that it looks like annuals will become a […]

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I Made a Math Mistake

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

That I made a math mistake is no surprise to people who know me well. I’ve never been good with numbers starting when my Dad tried to teach me to count with my fingers. When I’d demonstrated that I could count to ten, he sent me to the kitchen table to count plates, knives, forks […]

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How a Blue Ridge Farmer Set Up His Rotational Grazing System

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water, Water quality  /  No Comments

John Fant, Colonel, US Army (Ret), returned to southwest Virginia in 2013 to resume daily operations and management of the family farm. In this 6:52 video, John describes how he assessed the farm’s resources and then developed and implemented a plan that would improve water quality, and soil and animal health. What he found was […]

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The Future is Looking Bright for On Pasture

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

The other day, my good friend John Marble was asking me about On Pasture’s future, given that our grant funding hadn’t been renewed and we’d lost about 70% of our funding. He said that when I spoke about it, he heard faith, and confidence that things would work out. Of course, he wasn’t around when […]

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