Giant caterpillars and enormous marshmallows: two terms that might never have appeared in the same sentence were it not for modern agriculture. Holmes SWCD District Technician John Lorson discusses the need for solutions to the ag plastic waste situation.
We know that livestock have stomachs. We know that the basic function of the stomach is to convert what we feed our animals to nutrients they can use for growth and production. Because the income from our livestock is based on this process we make the effort to provide the management and feed for a healthy functioning stomach. But what about plants? Holmes SWCD Water Quality Technician Joe Christner gives you the scoop.
A good rotational grazing system begins with a forage system that allows the maximum number of grazing days per year with forages that are suited to the land, livestock, and manager's abilities and desires. Resource Conservationist Gina Schworm summarizes some important factors to consider in these areas.
Planning season is about as welcome as frozen water lines on many farms, but the successful development and implementation of these plans will bring benefits that endure for the next production year. The results are usually less immediate than that thawed water line, but no less valuable. Program Assistant Dean Slates walks you through the process.
Did you forget your Valentine this year? Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's Water Quality Program Assistant Karen Gotter has the answer for you...tell your sweetie you're gifting her with an entire field of romance...and we promise not to tell your sweetie all the benefits you're getting from these romantic cover crops as well.
Although we're seeing more rain than snow this winter, it's still important to evaluate your winter manure storage and application needs and make sure your practices are up to par. USDA/NRCS District Conservationist Chuck Reynolds shares show to manage your winter manure needs without giving yourself a headache.