Training livestock to respect an electric fence is the key to keeping them in. Wires that are consistently hot teach cattle to stay away from the fence.
The right saving strategies enable residue to boost yields and to build soil.
Figure a fair share when deciding on an inheritance plan. An equitable one should reflect the children's contributions to the farm.
Resting hay fields every other year ensures good yields.
Build a framework for making decisions that reflect your values.
Growing a multispecies forage crop pays off for grazing in winter.
Developing a farm with diverse enterprises gives family members a chance to get involved.
diversity in crops plays a critical role in helping soil sequester carbon.
Growing cover crops for winter grazing reduces the need for harvested feed.
Josh Michaelson grew up spending his summers putting up hay, and his haying know-how grew into a passion for the business of harvesting and marketing top-quality alfalfa. “I started driving tractors and semis in the field,” Josh says. “I always knew this