Industrial Agriculture, Printed Money or You. Who Will Win?

As of writing it’s March, 2013. The future for most things in America is starting to look pretty grim. Increasing food prices, drought, money printing, a fluctuating stock market, high unemployment, consumer and national debt, and interest rates are rising. This is a very difficult time to stay in business let alone start one. However, …

Characteristics To Consider When Looking For Land

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“Chris, what are some characteristics you should be aware of when looking for land?” I’ve gotten this question many times over the past month. Today I’d like to take the time to address that question. Many people out there have the ideal farm/ranch in their head. This is great, I have the same thing! However, …

Part Five: Grazing Management Styles – Herding

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Here we are, part five of grazing management styles. I bet you thought we were done with this series of posts! I did too until I remembered herding. Herding might be something that most of us will never practice but we need to consider the benefits and downsides of herding. What is herding you might …

Farm Here, Ranch There?

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A lot of people say that “X is the best place to ranch in the world!” So, naturally if you are like me you are attracted to the “best” places for doing the thing we all love, grazing, healing the soil, raising animals etc. However, the “best” places for ranching/grazing/farming are not places that I …