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Diverse Income from Your Scenic Pastures: Consider Glamping

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Diversification, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Diverse Income from Your Scenic Pastures: Consider Glamping

In the early 2000’s, I had the joy of spending a memorable four days with Bill Burrows, a 6th-generation rancher and Holistic Management practitioner from Northern California. Bill told us the story of how his family very nearly lost the ranch in the 1980’s when the bottom fell out of the cattle market, and how […]

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Do You Know What Your Competitive Advantage Is?

By   /  May 11, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Do You Know What Your Competitive Advantage Is?

One of the ways that beef producers can be successful in their business is to identify what their competitive advantage is in relation to their competition.  What is it about your product, skills, reputation, business structure, location or service that sets you apart from others?  What gives you a “leg up” on the competition? Asking […]

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Multi-species Grazing – Diversification Instead of Expansion

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Multi-species Grazing – Diversification Instead of Expansion

This week, we’re talking a bit about diversification, providing some examples of what it might look for different operations and how folks make the decision to diversify. This example comes to us from Suzanne and George England. We also share a story about the Anderson’s of Whitman, Nebraska who describe how they decide which enterprises […]

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Tools for Deciding How to Diversify Your Operation

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Tools for Deciding How to Diversify Your Operation

This week, we’re talking a bit about diversification, providing some examples of what it might look for different operations and how folks make the decision to diversify. This example comes to us from the Anderson’s of Whitman, Nebraska. We also share the story of Suzanne and George England, who decided to diversify instead of expand. […]

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24th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

By   /  January 17, 2020  /    /  No Comments

Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region’s livestock production. Preview the conference schedule at https://24thannualvermontgrazingliv2020.sched.com/     The event takes place at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight […]

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