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Transforming a Sunset is Hard

By   /  April 5, 2021  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Transforming a Sunset is Hard

Removing the bulk milk tank marks the end of an era at Bishopp Family Farm.

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Before You Graze, Know Your Goals: What Are You Doing? Why Are You Doing It?

By   /  March 15, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library  /  1 Comment

Last week we published the 8th annual set of grazing charts thanks to our friend Troy Bishopp, the Grass Whisperer. So it seems like a good time to review how to get started planning. Here’s Troy with one of the first steps – probably the step we should all have taken before we bought those […]

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How Many Animals Can Your Pasture Support?

By   /  March 8, 2021  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

Since we’re talking grazing charts and planning this week, here’s a critical step: figuring how many animals your land will support. We’ll walk through the process with our “Grazier Guy,” brought to us by our own Grass Whisperer, Troy Bishopp. Think of your pastures as feed inventory – like a barn full of hay. No […]

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Do You Need a Grazing Chart? Only if You Want More Grazing Days and More Fun Days

By   /  March 8, 2021  /  From the On Pasture Library  /  Comments Off on Do You Need a Grazing Chart? Only if You Want More Grazing Days and More Fun Days

From March of 2019, here’s what the Grass Whisperer says about why he keeps encouraging everyone to use a grazing chart. It’s that time of year again, where the annoying, persistent Grass Whisperer suggests, coerces or abruptly throws it down, that folks need to use a grazing planning/monitoring tool or device. I’ve been doing show […]

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A Writer’s Ripening – and answers to a conservation planning survey

By   /  February 8, 2021  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Writers are a funny lot. We’re driven to put thoughts down on paper and we each develop our own techniques for inviting in the muse and then working with her. Troy Bishopp is at his desk in the middle of the night – ripening, and answering questions, whether it’s a conservation planning feedback survey, or the question of how he even writes at 4 am. I hope you’ll enjoy seeing his process, and take a moment to think about his answers to the survey.

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