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Free Guide For Managing Stress on the Farm/Ranch

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Are you stressed? Or are you feeling anxiety? Turns out that there are specific definitions for these two terms. Understanding the difference, and labeling what we’re experiencing lets us adjust our mindset. And that can help us manage the level of stress in our lives and improve our businesses and our health. Thanks to Charlotte […]

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Only the Learners Survive – Thoughts on How to Be One of Them

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

This is a quote from Eric Hoffer who was known as the longshoreman philosopher. Mr. Hoffer has been dead since 1983 but these words are more applicable today than when he wrote them. Those of us, who a few years ago began to realize that the “learned” were being no help to us at all, […]

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Battling the Scourge of ‘Embalmed Milk’ – A Story From Our Past

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Have you ever wondered how we arrived at our current dairy regulations? Well here’s part of the story. From Deborah Blum and Undark.org, here’s how an obscure Indiana public health official pioneered a campaign against tainted dairy products at the turn of the 20th century. At the turn of the 20th century, Indiana was widely […]

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An Excerpt From Kathy’s Favorite New Farming Book

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

About a month ago, I shared a review of Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide for Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, by one of our On Pasture authors, Forrest Pritchard, and co-author Ellen Polishuk. Now, I’m tickled that the book’s publisher has selected On Pasture to share an excerpt from the book. Click here […]

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The Ongoing American Dairy Crisis and Its Impact on the Family Farm

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

This is an issue close to Jason Birchfield’s heart. He doesn’t think there’s a silver bullet. But he believes in the small family farm and wanted to share this in hopes of starting a dialogue that could lead to solutions.

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