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Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources Offered for Veterans

Missouri's Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and the Center for Rural Affairs will host an informational session for Veterans at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The session, Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources for Veterans, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014. (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.) It will be held at the Lorenzo J. Green Building on 900 Leslie Boulevard in Jefferson City.

Grazing, Stock Handling, and Water Management Featured

Want a chance to talk all things grazing? You can at the 14th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference!

A major focus this year is stock handling, especially low-stress handling techniques and demonstrations. Other hot topics include water management on rangelands and mob grazing.

The two-day conference features expert researchers and ranchers – a potent combination. It will be held August 12-13 at the Kearney Holiday Inn. Farmers and ranchers from several states will attend. You’ll be able to share ideas from across the region while meeting some experts on grazing management.

A Grazing Study with Multiple Benefits

How do you mange steep, thin, erosion-prone soils? Long-term set-asides have been the go-to plan for decades. That’s especially true when the soil has been stripped of native cover by tillage.

But land retirement may not be the only solution. Researchers at Washington State University discovered that grazing management improved the quality of fragile lands. That result is interesting enough. But the study also demonstrated that environmentalists and ranchers can work together to accomplish goals important to each.

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