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Stockpile, Clip, or Hay? What To Do Now

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

I cannot believe the weather. I have never seen a spring quite like this. After a long discussion recently with an old friend who is 79, he said he hadn’t either and we both agreed that we would rather not see another, but only because the weather didn’t repeat itself. We have gone from soggy […]

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Birdwell and Clark Ranch – Moving 5,000 Head of Cattle Multiple Times a Day

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  No Comments

When Emry Birdwell and Deborah Clark bought their 14,000 acre ranch in north Texas in 2003 it was a monoculture of little blue stem with 25% bare ground, and areas that were overgrazed and undergrazed. Today, it produces two times the county average of beef per acre and in less time. For that, and the […]

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Greg Judy IDs Grasses and Legumes in His Pastures

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Folks like to know what I grow in my pastures – and it’s what’s in a lot of your pastures too. So here’s a video that shows what I’ve got and why I like it. (Again, there’s a bit of wind in the video, so I apologize.) Kathy added some pictures of these grasses to […]

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Partnerships Demonstrate That Profitable Ranching and Healthy Ecosystems Go Hand in Hand

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  1 Comment

Thanks to my co-author on this piece, Pete Bauman. He sent me the video and shared the key takeaways that makes the video so helpful. Pete is a Range Field Specialist for South Dakota State University Extension. His specialty is helping producers combine profitability and ecological balance. Bill Sproul loves prairies and all that open […]

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Check Out the Programs That Helped This Start-Up Farmer Succeed

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

Whether you’re a start-up, or you’ve been in the business awhile, here are some programs that provide assistance to get you going, or provide support for new projects, or to get through emergencies.

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