2018 KGA Winter Conference: How Not to Go Broke Ranching

“How to Not Go Broke Ranching” is the theme for the 2018 KGA Winter Grazing Association Winter Conference to be held, February 24, 2018, at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, 2310 Centennial Road, Salina, KS. The workshop will feature well known Oklahoma rancher and educator Walt Davis. The title of the workshop is derived from [...]

2018 KGA Winter Conference: How Not to Go Broke Ranching2018-02-12T11:52:08-06:00

Creating a New Paradigm in Ranch and Farm Management

By Tom Parker “What if we could create a new system?” Missouri rancher and farmer Cody Holmes asked members of the Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition during their annual convention in early December. His question wasn’t merely rhetorical. Holmes had asked himself the same question a thousand times, but answers remained [...]

Creating a New Paradigm in Ranch and Farm Management2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

Oct 31 & Nov 1: Fall Forage Tour, Courtland

Cattlemen and producers are invited to the Fall Forage Tour, Friday, October 31, 2014 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on both days at the Dale Strickler Farm, one mile south of Courtland on the west side of the highway. Two audiences will benefit from participation in the Fall [...]

Oct 31 & Nov 1: Fall Forage Tour, Courtland2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00

Amazing Grazing 2: News Bites from Mary Howell

Amazing Grazing II kicked off with the return of Jim Gerrish to Kansas August 13-14 in Topeka and August 15-16, 2014 in Manhattan. Two 2-day workshops were conducted for different animal types with separate topics for each one. Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year Round Grazing of Beef Cattle was held with 45 in [...]

Amazing Grazing 2: News Bites from Mary Howell2016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

What is Management-intensive Grazing and what can it do for you?

Management-intensive Grazing is the intensifying of management of the ranch and forage resources not the grazing. Plants capture solar energy. MiG balances grazing, rest, and consumption of various plant species to harvest and turn the solar energy into a salable product of meat, milk or fiber. These products are critical to human survival. With MiG [...]

What is Management-intensive Grazing and what can it do for you?2016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

Grassroots of Grazing: The Sheep Advantage

For a small farm, sheep have several advantages; biological, physical and economical. Sheep can provide meat, wool and dairy. The amount of forage needed to support one cow will raise eight ewes. Eight ewes are much cheaper to purchase than one cow. Sheep do not need as much to survive and rebreed as a cow [...]

Grassroots of Grazing: The Sheep Advantage2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Planning for Successful Winter Grazing

Feeding hay is fairly simple, but all of the tasks that come with growing, harvesting, transportation or acquisition and feeding come with a price. To achieve year round grazing successfully the livestock demands and forage supply must be balanced. Successful planning must include stockpiled forage that can be strip grazed or allocated, an available, reliable [...]

Planning for Successful Winter Grazing2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Pasture-based Sheep and Goat Management and Marketing Workshop set for August 15-16 in Manhattan

Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Management of Sheep and Goats for Grazing, Herd Health, Performance and Profitability" will be held August 15-16, 2014, 9:00 AM to [...]

Pasture-based Sheep and Goat Management and Marketing Workshop set for August 15-16 in Manhattan2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Sheep and Goat Management Workshop to be held August 15-16 in Manhattan

Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Management of Sheep and Goats for Grazing, Herd Health, Performance and Profitability" will be held August 15-16, 2014, 9:00 AM to [...]

Sheep and Goat Management Workshop to be held August 15-16 in Manhattan2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year-Round Grazing of Beef Cattle to be held August 13-14 in Topeka

Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year Round Grazing of Beef Cattle" will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM [...]

Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year-Round Grazing of Beef Cattle to be held August 13-14 in Topeka2016-11-04T21:46:41-05:00