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The Conservation Stewardship Program – Funding for Improvements to Your Operation

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  No Comments

“What CSP has done for us, it has allowed us to explore better options and produce a better product. it gives you a little more financial freedom to do things, things that you dream up and say ‘Gees, I wish we could do this, but money wise you just can’t’. It’s given us more freedom […]

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High Tensile Fencing Knots

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Consider This, Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Last week Greg Judy shared a couple of videos showing how he sets up effective, economical fencing using high-tensile wire. To make your own set-up easier, here are instructions for the wire knots to make the fence as strong as it can be. These instructional videos come to us from Tim Thompson, an Agriculture teacher […]

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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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The Little Things Matter

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Little things add up to big things that cost time and money. Here’s how to stop them while they’re small.

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Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

Thanks to Heather Emmons of the Natural Resources Conservation Service for this story of how to get water where livestock need it. (It comes to us from the  Conservation Roadtrip and you can see it in it’s original form here.) It can give you an idea of how you might work with the NRCS on […]

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