January 23, 2017

Before You Dive Into Grazing….

If you’re considering starting a grazing enterprise, here are some steps to prevent belly flops.

January 16, 2017

The Beginning of a Legacy: Building a Ranch From the Ground Up, (Part 1)

Ryan Sexson shares how his family is building their future by working with others to think differently about transferring a farm/ranch to the next generation.

January 9, 2017

Changes to CRP Program Make it Easier to Transfer Land to the Next Generation

Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts in order to make it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. Normally if a landowner terminates a CRP contract early, they are required […]

November 28, 2016

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

For centuries, skilled trades have used apprenticeships to train the next generation and ensure that everyone meets standards that are good for the trade and good for the customers being served. Now Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is using this model to help new farmers entering the world of dairy production, and to support established farmers as […]

November 21, 2016

Veterans Homestead Project Helps Vets Dealing With PTSD

Combat veterans returning from multiple deployments often find themselves withdrawing from civilian life and questioning even the very purpose of being alive. I am a 100% disabled combat veteran with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder having served 5 tours in the Gulf as a USAF Pararescueman (PJ). My partner Edit Aquarian and I found that digging […]

October 10, 2016

Quitting, the dirtiest word in the farmer dictionary?

Farming is family. Rarely have I encountered a group of people who are more motivated, dedicated, innovative and tenacious as farmers. Whether you are tending apples in Orange County or herding sheep in Oregon, we as farmers hold these truths to be self-evident that all farmers will work hard, be good stewards to the land, […]

September 26, 2016

Need An Additional Income Stream? Rent The Chicken!

A google search for “crazy business ideas” turns into a full time job and affiliates nation wide. Would it work for you?

September 19, 2016

The Accidental Chicken Farmer Makes a Profit On Purpose

Josh Slingerland became a farmer by accident. He was trying to drop his kids off at day care on the way to his welding job, but the day care was closed for good. The solution to their sudden child care problem? Start a poultry-based farm. Since then he’s planned everything out, and three years in, […]

February 3, 2014

Got Shade? Grow Shiitakes!

Plenty of graziers have forested lands that they may graze to some degree. But there are other ways that you can get more out of those spaces. Here’s one idea.

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