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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Oct 17, 2021

Grazing and haying is easy to do right but it's also easy to mess up.  Paying attention to the growth of your forage and the weather is key to giving your animals what they need when it's time to feed.


Oct 10, 2021

Healthy cows have healthy calves. However, there's more to it than that: what traits are your livestock passing down? Calving ease, temperament, and maternal instincts are important to consider when breeding. Planning and record keeping are key.


Oct 3, 2021

Quality pastures and hay fields require a variety of healthy, digestible plants and a lack of undesirable ones. When you are starting from scratch, you have a great opportunity to set things up right, but you'll also have greater challenges.


Sep 26, 2021

Cutting trees and planting grass are obvious steps in converting woodland to pasture. But if that is your whole plan, you are destined for a rough time.  Controlling invasives and adjusting pH are just two of the steps you're missing. Tune in for more!


Sep 19, 2021

It is a longstanding view in the world of forestry that livestock and timberland cannot coexist. Livestock can cause significant harm to trees, forest soils, and the all important duff layer on the forest floor.  However, with good understanding and careful management there may just be a way to have the best of both...