July 20, 2020

Trampling Our Way to Success – Thoughts From a Workshop With Ian Mitchell-Innes

This week’s Classic by NatGLC comes to us from July of 2013. It’s a message well worth another look. “Graziers need to get beyond the paralyzing paradigm of wasting grass if we want to be truly sustainable.” Those are the words of Ian Mitchell-Innes, a South African farmer, philosopher, punster, and no-nonsense, world renowned educator […]

July 23, 2018

Can You Trample Your Way to Success?

This week’s Classic by NatGLC comes to us from July of 2013. It’s a message well worth taking another look at. “Graziers need to get beyond the paralyzing paradigm of wasting grass if we want to be truly sustainable.” Those are the words of Ian Mitchell-Innes, a South African farmer, philosopher, punster, and no-nonsense, world […]

May 4, 2015

Right Sizing Your Operation

Farming or ranching is not a one size fits all job. Here are some thoughts about making sure you are right sizing your managmeent to fit your resources.

June 9, 2014

Pastoral Icon or Wooly Menace? Are Sheep Destroying the Planet?

In a recent Opinion piece in the New YorkTimes (Pastoral Icon or Wooly Menace), author Richard Conniff describes British environmentalist George Monbiot’s problem with sheep.  According to Monbiot, because of overgrazing by sheep, the deforested uplands, including a national park, looked “like the aftermath of a nuclear winter.”  Monbiot’s self-described “unhealthy obsession with sheep” has […]

July 22, 2013

It’s OK to Trample!

“Graziers need to get beyond the paralyzing paradigm of wasting grass if we want to be truly sustainable.” Those are the words of Ian Mitchell-Innes, a South African farmer, philosopher, punster, and no-nonsense, world renowned educator of grazing farmers, and wanna-be graziers all over the planet. On this particular day he was speaking at a […]

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