Commonsense tactics help Canadian couple cope with varying challenges.
Whole-system weed management incorporates five cornerstones that Randy Anderson, an agronomist with the USDA, has learned from more than 30 years of watching weeds.
After nearly a decade of growing cover crops and a long list of no-till cash crops, Dan Forgey, agronomy manager at Cronin Farms, Gettysburg, South Dakota, sees mounting benefits from plant diversity.
Sticking to a budget can hold the cost of living within means.
Bio strip-till gives newly planted corn a jump-start at Joe Breker’s no-till farm near Havana, North Dakota.
Growing a full-season cover for grazing increases soil organic matter.
Bill Edwards' commonsense design certainly simplifies cattle handling, but the real key to working livestock with ease, he says, is how you handle the cattle within a set of facilities.
While the price for replacement females may be high, it could prove to be economically viable. It all depends on your individual costs and circumstances.
Dustin Williams uses whole-system practices to maintain strong populations of beneficial insects.
Jake Jacobson’s high school FFA project was the developing and marketing of bred heifers. He bought 24 Red Angus yearling heifers from a reputable purebred breeder, leased a bull from his parents, and marketed the cattle locally as bred heifers.
The project’s success drew involvement from family members. Today, the Jacobsons annually develop and market about 100 bred heifers from their ranch near Max, North Dakota. They also custom-develop bred heifers for other producers.