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Eastern Red Cedar Management Workshop

By   /  September 19, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Red cedars can be managed to protect pastures while still leaving stands for wildlife.  In an effort to update farmers, landowners and natural resource professionals on management and possible markets of red cedar, a workshop and tour has been planned for September 19, 2018 near Peterson, Iowa. The Eastern Red Cedar Workshop and Tour, will […]

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The Best Thing to Do With a Brush Pile

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Those piles become a thing of beauty with this suggestion from Troy and featuring another On Pasture author, Jenn Colby, and her husband Chris Sargent from the Howling Wolf Farm in Vermont.

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The Eastern Red Cedar Story: Management and Markets for Red Cedar Trees

By   /  June 26, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Red Cedar Tree Management and Markets Workshop and Tour If you have Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) trees in your landscape you may have noticed seedlings growing in areas where you did not plant them.  Eastern red cedar is native to much of the U.S. and can offer protection and food for wildlife.  Birds and […]

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Overcoming Our Brush Prejudice

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Overcoming Our Brush Prejudice

From 1997 – 2002 I ran a goat herd for brush management as part of a research project on creating firebreaks through goat grazing. After I saw that cows could do every bit as well on brush as my goats ever did, I began to rethink our relationship with brush in pasture, and why we ought to work with our cows to manage it.

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