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2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit

Profitably Grazing Cattle on Cover Crops

A Kansas cattle rancher and a specialist from South Dakota State University share insights on how to leverage cover crops as cattle feed at the 2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit
Transitioning from harvesting crops using a combine to only using cattle is not an easy task, says CJ Blew, a cattle rancher from Castleton, Kan. His family’s 24,000-acre cow-calf operation has improved cattle health and performance since switching 3,000 acres of irrigated dryland cropland to paddocks for grazing cover crops.
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[Podcast] Autonomous Mobile Grazing with Strip-Tiller Zack Smith

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Buffalo Center, Iowa, strip-tiller Zack Smith to hear about the Stock Cropper, In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Buffalo Center, Iowa, strip-tiller Zack Smith to hear about the Stock Cropper, an autonomous structure that integrates strip-cropping with mobile grazing..
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Buffalo Center, Iowa, strip-tiller Zack Smith to hear about the Stock Cropper, an autonomous structure that integrates strip-cropping with mobile grazing.
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[Podcast] Learning by Doing with Strip-Till: Visiting with Jon Stevens, Maple Grove Farms

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we learn about some of the on-farm experiments being conducted in southeastern Minnesota to build soil health and improve farm profitability.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, executive editor Julia Gerlach interviews Minnesota strip-tiller Jon Stevens during a visit to his Maple Creek Farms operation, where he talks about his transition into strip-till and re-introduction of cattle back onto the farm.
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Strip-Till Conversation

Making the Organic Transition: Consider Rotation & Cover Crop Options

Two strip-tillers talk through the rationale and rewards of adding organic acres to a diverse farm operation.
Organic farming operations are gaining traction as growers explore the economic opportunity in making the transition. Strip-tiller and no-tiller Loran Steinlage, owner of FLOLO Farms in West Union, Iowa, recently sat down with Angela Knuth, who manages Knuth Farms in Mead, Neb.
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Getting Out of the Rut with Cover Crop Interseeding, Weed Suppression

Strip-tiller and no-tiller Tom Cotter is boosting the value of his soils in the heart of the Corn Belt by putting the iron away and keeping his fields covered and active year round.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with farming, but that’s a major reason Tom Cotter did the opposite of that and turned to no-tilling, strip-tilling and interseeding cover crops to rejuvenate his farm.
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