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Can You Please Manage, Pretty Please?! A Grazing Advocate’s Plea

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

It finally happened; a scream so loud, it echoed throughout the over-grazed hills and valleys of Central New York. Poised on a grassy knoll in “Braveheart” fashion, the Grass Whisperer yells out M-A-N-A-G-E. . . Call it a grazier’s meltdown, or a public service life purge; the agency-sponsored grazing professional and farmer who vehemently tries […]

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Mushroom Foraging – A Pasture Walk and Community Building Opportunity

By   /  November 25, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

  I’ve hosted or participated in pasture walks that feature ice-cream churning, soil health measuring, grassland bird watching, winter grazing techniques, dung beetle counting, stockpiling strategies, land listening, cattle judging and predicting forage production.  They’re all hooks to get folks to attend and focus on learning another aspect of pasturing.  I would suggest adding another […]

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Flannel Shirts and Pumpkin Spice Dreams

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Here’s an ode to the winter fabric of farm and ranch life as a sign of the change of seasons.

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Untoward Acceleration – the Greatest Danger to Graziers

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  7 Comments

We all make grazing management mistakes. The key to improving is to acknowledge what they are, why they happened, and then what we might do differently next time. Here, Troy Bishopp shares a mistake from his grazing past, as an example of these steps to improvement.

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Two Graziers With 65 Years of Experience Put Their Heads Together

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  7 Comments

Victor is in the house! A nice benefit of having the 2019 Grasstravaganza in Cobleskill, NY is that conference guest and Indiana’s seasoned grazing guy, Victor Shelton, was driving by my place to get there. Good time to corral him for a 2 hour pasture walk and get a reality check! So what do two […]

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