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Farmers for the Future Index

Agriculture.com Staff 07/07/2010 @ 9:10am

In the past year, the Zielinskis have gone from farming grass seed in western Oregon to buying a hay and cattle ranch in the eastern part of the state. They found an ag-friendly community and neighbors who are great mentors. Through weekly journal entries, they'll share the challenges and rewards as they work to repair and rejuvenate their ranch. Read along as they learn the ropes of cattle ranching and experiment with new crops.

Through monthly journal entries, follow the Sandal family of Howes, SD, work to develop a business plan, including an estate plan and integrated resource management for their cow/calf herd. They also aim to modify their base cow herd and move into niche markets with Scott's parents, and to design a method for continuing the operation Scott and Heidi build together, even after Scott's parents retire from ranching.

In the past year, the Zielinskis have gone from farming grass seed in western Oregon to buying a hay and cattle ranch in the eastern part of the state. They found an ag-friendly community and neighbors who are great mentors. Through weekly journal entries, they'll share the challenges and rewards as they work to repair and rejuvenate their ranch. Read along as they learn the ropes of cattle ranching and experiment with new crops.

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