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It Takes a Village (of Insects) to Raze a Manure Pile

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on It Takes a Village (of Insects) to Raze a Manure Pile

The manure your livestock leave behind in pasture can provide beneficial nutrients. But how do the nutrients get from the pile and into the soil? If you said Dung Beetles, you’re only 1.5 to 3% correct.

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Rethinking Methane – Why Livestock Are Not the Problem and Could Be a Solution

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Rethinking Methane – Why Livestock Are Not the Problem and Could Be a Solution

  Cow burps and farts – that’s mostly what first comes up when people talk about agricultural methane, making it seem kind of silly. So why all the concern? It’s because methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas, about 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide for the decade it lasts in the atmosphere. But, […]

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Build a Self-Starter Apprentice/Employee With Feedback and Mentoring

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Build a Self-Starter Apprentice/Employee With Feedback and Mentoring

Adding an apprentice or intern to your operation is a great way to add energy and new ideas to your operation while providing training to the next generation of graziers. But, like any new practice, there’s information to make it easier, and skills we must develop to be successful. For the past 6 weeks, Leah […]

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Will Eating Dirt Make Us Smarter?

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Will Eating Dirt Make Us Smarter?

Back in 2014, there was a lot of buzz about how a bacteria found in soil may help reduce depression. But that’s not the only thing dirt might be good for. Additional research shows that same bacteria might even make us smarter. Let’s start with depression.  Based on results in lung cancer patients, who said […]

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Evaluating Apprenticeship Applications & Conducting Effective Interviews

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Evaluating Apprenticeship Applications & Conducting Effective Interviews

This our third in the series to help you find and work with apprentices and interns. Last week, we talked about how to be clear about what kind of opportunity you have to offer, and the kind of person you’d like to work with. Now, let’s talk about evaluating applications and conducting effective interviews. Go […]

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