Sheep producer and SARE grantee, Curt Cline, was a featured speaker at the 2012 Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium. Cline received a NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant in 2007 to explore the use of rotational grazing systems to decrease lamb worm loads. He was awarded an NCR-SARE 2012 Farmer Rancher grant to study grazing corn plants as an alternative summer annual forage. Read more about Cline and his SARE grazing projects in the story below.
Source: Farm and Dairy, by Chris Kick
Few Ohio producers have the grazing aspect down as well as Curt Cline, who raises sheep in of Athens...Read More
The Indiana SARE Program and Purdue Extension are sponsoring a Cattle Handling Practices and Facilities Seminar on January 19, 2013 which will feature livestock industry consultant, Temple Grandin.
Source: Purdue Agriculture News, by Jennifer Stewart
A Purdue Extension beef management seminar will give cattle producers the chance to learn about animal handling facilities and on-farm management practices from some of the nation's top experts, including author and livestock industry consultant Temple Grandin.
The Cattle Handling Practices and Facilities seminar will be Jan....Read More
SARE is at the forefront of supporting the innovative producers, educators and researchers who are making cover crops one of the most indispensable cost-saving tools in the soil-health toolbox. This story from Corn & Soybean Digest features several SARE projects, including Jim Hoorman's Graduate Student Grant project in Ohio.
Source: Corn & Soybean Digest
Many farmers want to improve soil quality, but because they operate in a competitive, rotation-intensive environment, any soil-building practice they are likely to adopt needs to be backed by solid data.That...Read More
Nebraska SARE hosted a webinar on December 18, 2012, 10-11:30am as part of their Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Webinar Series. Here is a note about the webinar that Nebraska State SARE Coordinator, Gary Lesoing, sent out prior to the event.
Today’s society is becoming more diverse, with many different races, ethnic groups and people of different beliefs in our communities. NCR-SARE feels it is important to reach and educate all people about sustainable agriculture as we strive to make our communities more sustainable. As part of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture...Read More
The Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference will be holding its 14th Annual Conference December 12-13 at the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, WI. The event, which attracts over 300 individuals from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin is being presented by River Country Resource, Conservation and Development Council and Wisconsin Farmers Union.
The theme for the 14th Annual Event, "Cultivating Profitability," highlights the conference’s focus on creating sustainable and profitable agricultural systems throughout the Midwest.
The Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference is...Read More
Source: National Drought Mitigation Center, Tonya Haigh
A SARE-supported winter/spring webinar series will provide drought planning information and tools to advisors seeking to help Great Plains ranchers better prepare for and respond to drought. The webinars are scheduled from January through May 2013, on the last Wednesday of each month.
“What happens from January through May will be really critical,” said Lynn Myers, a Sandhills rancher who will be one of the January presenters. “For example, it could determine whether there are cattle in the western Sandhills in 2013.”
Each one-hour...Read More