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The Inventory Walk

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Woody Lane from Lane Livestock Services in Oregon spoke to me in his article, “Let’s Take a Walk,” when he wrote, “The pasture is trying to tell you something; are you listening?” When I participate in a public pasture walk, it’s generally a lighthearted affair that looks at a few specifics of grazing management or […]

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Tapas: One Bite of Local Opportunity

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Tapas: One Bite of Local Opportunity

My first first response to the idea of a tapas menu or plate was “That’s too small to  satisfy a hungry farmer!”  My meat and potato mentality couldn’t be more wrong. I also realized this delicate, small, Spanish-style savory dish has the potential to be the best marketing opportunity yet because that one bite tells […]

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Streams and Grazing – How to Do the Right Thing

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Streams and Grazing – How to Do the Right Thing

From May of 2018, here’s the last in a series by Troy about one of the most important things we can do as graziers: protect streams and water bodies. All across the country, farmers and ranchers are facing tightening regulations and restrictions on grazing next to streams and water bodies. In his first article on […]

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A Farmer Walks Into a Print Shop….The True Story Behind the Free Grazing Charts

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

“A farmer walks into a print shop” could be the beginning of a funny joke. The joke, however, is mostly on you, as many farmers and ranchers have said they can’t take our excel file of free grazing chart templates and get them printed on a door-sized piece of paper. And then, when Troy gets […]

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More Grazing Days = More Camping Days. Plan for It With Your Free Grazing Chart!

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on More Grazing Days = More Camping Days. Plan for It With Your Free 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 and tell on this subject for 7 years now. Why do I keep up the reminders and offer free grazing chart […]

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