June 22, 2020

Having Trouble Logging in to On Pasture? Here’s Help!

On March 1, 2020, On Pasture became a subscription supported publication. That means that, like many other online publications today, readers need to login to be able to read articles. And, like logins everywhere, things don’t always go smoothly. So, based on the input we’ve gotten from you, and the solutions that work best, here’s […]

May 25, 2020

Find Your Grazing Group – And Get a Discount to On Pasture!

Every organization and company has a vision and mission statement. Here’s On Pasture’s: For the past seven years we’ve been covering the whole cow from rump to nose, all to support you with the ideas and information you need to be a sustainable and profitable grazier. But we think we can do more for you. […]

May 18, 2020

Supporting Grazing Communities With Discounts and the Events Calendar

In his article, “Intelligent Groups Make Innovations Easier,” author Chip Hines says: “If you are serious about making changes in your operation or are still in the incubation stage, get involved with others of a like mind. There is no better way to get the juices flowing and stimulate the mind. Several people are much […]

May 4, 2020

OP “How-To” ebooks – What Do You Want to See?

Last week we published our very first On Pasture ebook and we’re really pleased with it. “Drought Planning 101” is your guide to planning for resilience. Since drought is always waiting in the wings, and planning for it is the only way to make it through successfully, we thought it was a great way to […]

April 13, 2020

Where’s a Mentor When You Need One?

Back in the ’90s, when I was running my research project on how to use goats to build firebreaks to protect homes and people, the folks around me thought I was a little crazy. Even the two faculty members listed on the project didn’t take it seriously. Whenever I went to them with a goat […]

April 6, 2020

Why All the Toilet Paper is Gone – and Other Important Info Like Solving Login Problems and Which Articles Are Free (This one is Free!)

You have questions? We have answers. Let’s start with toilet paper. Hoarding is not the biggest issue here. It’s the supply chain. Turns out, the toilet paper industry is split into two separate markets – commercial and consumer. Now that 75% of us are staying at home, the demand in the consumer market has increased […]

March 16, 2020

Springtime in Arizona & Updates on the Subscription Shift – Free Article

We’ve all got a lot on our minds right now with everything happening in the world. There’s not much I can do about most of it, so I’m focusing on the things I can do. I’m staying home and I’m bringing you On Pasture. I also thought a look at Arizona springtime might be a […]

March 2, 2020

How to Login and Read On Pasture (And Why This is Happening)

If you’ve been reading the Scoop over the last few weeks, you know that On Pasture is switching over to a subscription model. Today is the day it’s happening. I’ll share more about why this is happening, but for now, let’s just cut to the chase and get you logged in and reading! Subscription Options […]

February 24, 2020

Change is Coming – Starting Next Week

For the past seven years, every On Pasture article has been free to read. Starting in March, that will change. Here’s a little about this change and why it’s happening. If you’ve been reading this column, you know that On Pasture has covered its operating budget with a combination of a grant (70%), some sponsors […]

February 17, 2020

I Made a Math Mistake

That I made a math mistake is no surprise to people who know me well. I’ve never been good with numbers starting when my Dad tried to teach me to count with my fingers. When I’d demonstrated that I could count to ten, he sent me to the kitchen table to count plates, knives, forks […]

February 10, 2020

The Future is Looking Bright for On Pasture

The other day, my good friend John Marble was asking me about On Pasture’s future, given that our grant funding hadn’t been renewed and we’d lost about 70% of our funding. He said that when I spoke about it, he heard faith, and confidence that things would work out. Of course, he wasn’t around when […]

February 3, 2020

Is On Pasture Worth 16¢ a Day?

Last week I broke the news that On Pasture was not selected for ongoing funding through the NRCS’s Conservation Innovation Grant program. For the past three years, 70% of On Pasture’s operating budget was covered by a Conservation Innovation Grant. Now we’re exploring new avenues to fill that gap, including a subscription model, to ensure […]

January 27, 2020

Change is Coming to On Pasture

Thank you for the great input on what you’d like to see from On Pasture as we go forward. I’m making lists of topics for articles, working on ways to provide more of what you need to adopt new practices, and looking at how I can provide new materials – like more video, podcasts, ebooks, […]

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