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Western Kentucky Summer Forage Tour: Reviving a Rundown Farm

By   /  August 6, 2019  /    /  No Comments

Farm and Tour Description: When Bub and Lakayah Daugherty purchased D&D Farm in 2013, they set a goal to raise cattle and be profitable. Bub wanted to break the mold and raise cattle differently than the way most in the area had been doing for several generations. Technology and ideas on how to graze cattle […]

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I’ve Got This Weed Growing in My Pasture. What Does It Say About My Soil?

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  1 Comment

Can weeds tell you about soil health issues? Well, yes and no. I’ve got a lot of experience with weeds since I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching cattle, sheep, goats and bison to eat them under all kinds of soil conditions in and all kinds of landscapes. My observation is that spotted knapweed does […]

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Range Field Day, 8am-5pm

By   /  June 27, 2019  /    /  No Comments

Join us for a variety of presentations, discussion at lunch, OFGC membership meeting &  field tour of irrigated pasture trials. Carlos Ochoa, Phd –  Management at watershed scale Gene Pirelli –   Lifetime experience on improved pasture management in Pacific Northwest Shannon Cappellazzi, PhD –  Soil health aspects of pasture management Claudia Ingham, Phd-  Targeted grazing […]

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Ian Mitchell-Innes Mob Grazing School

By   /  April 24, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Ian Mitchell-Innes has been practicing Holistic Management for 20 years on his ranch in South Africa. He has made mistakes and wishes to share with Ranchers and Farmers how to avoid these costly mistakes He teaches Farmers and Ranchers how to FEED the whole – Grass,Animal,Soil surface,Sub soil,using animals at High and Ultra High Stock […]

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Bedstraw and Weeds in the Pasture – Pasture Walk

By   /  September 13, 2017  /    /  No Comments

Join Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen and partners from the VSGA for a pasture walk to learn about how you and your sheep can manage invasive species. There will be a focus on bedstraw and other weeds in the pastures. Are they nutritious? Will my sheep die if they eat these weeds? (No!) How do I […]

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