Monthly Archives: March 2013

What Soviet Agriculture Teaches Us

You will never be able to say that you weren’t warned. — jtl, 419 Presented by Yuri Maltsev at the Mises Circle in Indianapolis: “Agricultural Subsidies: Down on the D.C. Farm.” Yuri Nicholas Maltsev (Russian: Юрий Николаевич Мальцев) born in … Continue reading

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Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment: Creating Wealth in Hummingbird Economies: Book Review

Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment by Bruce Yandle By Peter J. Hill via Land & Livestock International’s Institute for the Application of the Austrian Theory of Economics to Natural Resource and Environmental Management Surely one of the … Continue reading

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What do animals eat when you start with largely bare land?

by Alan Savory via the Savory Institute Blog Savory Institute Founder and President Allan Savory’s presentation at TED2013 generated an overwhelming amount of positive comments and many basic questions about Holistic Management and its practices. In this blog post Savory … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: Education – a better alternative

By S. D. Parsons via Ranching for Profit The ‘Next Generation’ seminar we held in Hare the week before Christmas was an eye-opener for me and the farm families – parents and older children – who participated. Originally designed as … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: Education – a hollow promise?

by Stan D.Parsons via Ranching for Profit  About the time this article appears I will be running a short course for parents and their children on the subject of business management – a subject notable for its absence in our … Continue reading

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Managed Grazing – Part 5 of 5 – Year Around Resource Management

Iowa State University.  The key to success in grazing-based animal production systems is to match: animal numbers, genetics, and the management system, with the types and amounts of forage available for grazing at different seasons of the year. This video … Continue reading

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Managed Grazing – Part 4 of 5 – Managing Pasture Plants

Iowa State University. Managed grazing involves careful consideration of the growth requirements and characteristics of the pasture plants, the needs of the grazing animals, the economics of the enterprise and the daily decisions necessary to benefit each. This video focuses … Continue reading

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Managed Grazing – Part 3 of 5 – Fencing and Watering

Iowa State University. Rotational grazing has been practiced for many years. Today there is increased interest in intensive rotational grazing due to the advanced technology of electric fencing and watering systems. This video looks at the new low impedance energizers … Continue reading

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Commentary by Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger

Franklin Sanders (the self-described natural-born fool from Tennessee) is a very entertaining speaker, writer, shade tree economist and philosopher. Herein he offers an interesting take on the role of agriculture in the overall rotten scheme of things. (see the link … Continue reading

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