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There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

Our last article offered a definition of solar grazing and a basic outline of what’s involved. Now we’ll cover a little more detail about different ways to get into solar grazing, including as an independent contractor, leasing out your flock to a solar site manager, or as an employee of a solar company. I’ll also […]

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Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

It’s that time of year when fencing is top of mind. So here’s a May 2019 article to give you a few pointers. I’ve also added Greg’s responses to some questions readers had. Enjoy! In this 3:30 video, we visit the fence I built in 1999 that is still functioning as sheep pasture. It uses […]

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Solar Grazing: A New Income Stream for Livestock Producers

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Solar Grazing: A New Income Stream for Livestock Producers

Utility-scale solar arrays may cover 3 million acres across the US by 2030, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). This is causing tension with farmers and farmland advocates, as the panels are often sited on good ag land, displacing current production. One solution is to restrict solar developments from being installed on farmland. […]

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Tri-State SARE workshop

By   /  February 10, 2020  /    /  No Comments

Join us for this free workshop on Pasture Renovation and Weed Management. Featuring speakers from the University of Vermont and Kings AgriSeeds. Location: Farm Credit East, Enfield CT. (240 S Rd)

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4th Annual Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference

By   /  October 18, 2019  /    /  No Comments

Producers, would-be producers, and others meet once each year to attend the annual Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference.  This two-day event provides educational opportunities for those involved in the sheep and goat industry.  Topics vary from year to year but have included grazing management, soil health, rations, guardian animals, parasite management, genetics, value-added marketing, budgeting, […]

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