November 21, 2019

Agriculture Learning Symposium on Invasive Weed Management

The 2019 Agricultural Learning Symposium on Invasive Weed Management incorporates a number of speakers and presentations into one event. The symposium is intended to be an experiential learning event for folks in the agriculture community. Participants will hear from industry experts and learn about innovations, opportunities, and challenges that are emerging in this rapidly changing industry. The gathering will […]

July 15, 2019

Livestock Genetic Diversity is Being Preserved Thanks to an ARS Collection

This is an edited version of an article by Dennis O’Brien of the Agriculture Research Service. When the sample of semen from the Duroc boar—a breed of domestic pig—arrived in Fort Collins, Colorado this spring, the scientists and staff at the Agricultural Research Service’s National Animal Germplasm Collection had a little celebration. Why? Because it […]

August 6, 2018

Prairies Help Us Understand Antibiotic Resistance

This article comes to us from Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications, USDA Agricultural Research Services. It was published in the September 16 issue of AgResearch Magazine. Since the 1940s, antibiotics have effectively treated certain bacterial diseases. But over the years, some bacteria have developed resistance to the antibiotics that once killed them. Each year, […]

February 7, 2018

Living in the Landscape – Fundraiser Banquet

“Living in the Landscape…” Join us for an evening celebration of prairie stewardship! Keynote Speaker: Sharon Butala, Best-Selling Canadian Author February 7, 2018 at the Saskatoon Inn.   All proceeds go to support Prairie Conservation Action Plan’s environmental education programs for youth in Saskatchewan. Tickets: $60 and includes buffet supper, cocktail hour, trade show, poster […]

February 7, 2018

6th Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop

February 7-8, 2018 Plenary Sessions, Break-out Sessions, Case Studies, Trade Show, Poster Session and More! Topics include: Species at Risk, Climate Change, Range Health, Grazing, Restoration/Reclamation, Wetland Restoration, Soil Remediation, and partnerships! At the Saskatoon Inn, in Saskatoon, SK More information: 306-352-0472, or

December 7, 2015

No Harm to Soils When Cattle Graze Cover Crops

Editors Note: This comes to us from Dennis O’Brien and the Agriculture Research Service. It was orignally published in the February 2015 issue Agricultural Research magazine. For years, some growers in the Southeast have used cover crops to reduce soil erosion, boost organic matter, and keep more moisture in soil. Combined with no-till production, cover […]

November 2, 2015

An Old Forage Makes A Come Back

A forgotten meadow fescue brought to the United States in the 1800s could be making a comeback thanks to the ARS and a Wisconsin farmer. High value without the toxic effects of other fescues, this could be just what you are looking for.

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