Steve Metzger has been tracking the profitability of farmers and ranchers for years, and he's ready to share 7 practices that high-profit producers are using on their operations.
Putting a new spin on handling equipment makes life easier for both cattle and people at North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center.
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.