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Saving the Topsoil with Prairie Strips
Saving the Topsoil with Prairie Strips

April 18, 2019

The first official day of Spring may have arrived, but farmers and ranchers were still waiting for the first signs of spring until this week. Last month, a “bomb cyclone” hit the Midwest, with heavy...




Society for Range Management update

February 22, 2019

What We’re Watching: Last week, SRM provided public comments to Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins of the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. Stakeholders were invited to provide comments on: What changes can REE...



Farm/ Ranch Management: Number Crunching 101

February 19, 2019

It is a busy time of the year for all of us instructors at the SD Center Farm/Ranch Management. We worked closely with our producers throughout the year on keeping the bookwork up-to-date. Once the...



Best management practices for  converting cropland to pasture
Best management practices for converting cropland to pasture

February 6, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. – First year management of seeding is crucial when converting cropland back to grass, says Matt Metzger, Millborn Seeds Forage and Cover Crop Specialist. “Implementing the right management practices from the start will...



Society for Range Management meets Feb. 10-14

December 28, 2018

December 18, 2018 (SRM) – The Society for Range Management (SRM) 72nd Annual Meeting, being held Sunday, February 10 through Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota will feature a number of exciting and informative...



MSU Extension to host several farm management workshops

December 6, 2018

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will offer farm management workshops in eight communities, including Livingston, Terry, Baker, Plains, Culbertson, Wolf Point, Chester and Fort Belknap, from December to March. MSU Extension economists George Haynes,...



Farm Management Minute: Stress and Agriculture
Farm Management Minute: Stress and Agriculture

July 13, 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the National Farm/Ranch Business Management Education Association national conference in Harrisburg, PA. One of the most heavily attended session was the presentation was about mental health in agriculture. Articles have...



Wyoming: Grazing management field day June 16 near Dayton

May 30, 2018

Grazing management field day June 16 near Dayton Identifying important rangeland plants, how soils affect what grows and learning about animal unit months and days are part of a grazing management field day Saturday, June...


Idaho BLM Grazing for Fire Management

April 27, 2018

The powers that be in the land management arena are finally coming around to the value of livestock grazing for altering historic fire regimes and fire hazards. Despite scientific studies and literature leading the way,...