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How to make a living off the land

How your land can produce a living for you and your family  You can make a living off the land. Though your management, create an agriculture business that produces more, earns more, while saving the planet in the process, and the market will reward you for it.  Consumers and manufacturers are calling for products that

drought proofing, maximizing production

Designing a drought proof landscape that will produce more and improve profit: Mark Shepard and Spencer Smith collaborate to offer course

Flood in the winter, drought in the summer This is a common enough thing to hear in seasonally dry environments, even farmers and ranchers will complain about too much rain in the winter and then lament about the long dry summers. Around here it’s California’s water scarcity problem that is often the topic of discussion. Few

Spencer: new market opportunities

How to navigate an unsettled agricultural commodity market

[kad_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/QgkCptmOByQ” width=500 height=300 ]   Today I want to discuss the current situation of an an unsettled agricultural commodity market.  For the first time in decades most all of the agricultural commodities have lost market strength.  Rarely do we see almost universal drops in our farm products, however this is the situation that we

Useing livestock to improve soil

Bale Grazing: Transform your landscape during winter feeding

Are you feeding in a sacrifice lot? All too often on ranches all over the west, people winter their livestock on feed grounds that end up looking like ground zero after a bombing. The soil is packed hard and when the growing season finally comes, all you can grow is Mustard and thistle. Does that

Managing for soil health, Drought tolerance

Soil Health vs. Soil Quality

Soil Quality? Manage for health instead. The term “soil quality” thrown around a lot and I have a real problem with that.  Soil quality leaves us with the impression that it is as good as it can be and at its potential.  This is categorically wrong, no matter what soil type you have or its