Permaculture and Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard on Restoration Agriculture, Permaculture and making a living from farming.   [Content protected for Lifetime, Yearly, Monthly members only] Transcription Summary Hey, everyone. Chris Stelzer here with Agricultural Insights. Got another update for you. If you’re new to this video series, what I do at my website, AgriculturalInsights.com, is I interview real farmers …

Rainwater Harvesting and Swales with Tate Smith

Rainwater harvesting using rainwater collection systems and swales with Tate Smith.           [Content protected for Lifetime, Yearly, Monthly members only] [Content protected for Lifetime, Yearly, Monthly members only] Excel File on making Rainwater Harvesting calculations (right click to save as) If you’d like to participate in Tate’s research project, here is his …

Jim Elizondo on Silvopasture, Tropical Milking Cows and Free Choice Minerals

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Tropical Milking Cows, Silvopasture and Free Choice Minerals with Jim Elizondo [Content protected for Lifetime, Yearly, Monthly members only] Join me today for an interview with experienced rancher Jim Elizondo. Jim originally raised beef cattle and milked a unique breed of tropical dairy cows on his ranches in Mexico. He now ranches in North Florida. …

What is Litter and Why is it Important?

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What is Litter and Why is it Important? Litter is organic matter, mostly in the form of trampled grass that is physically placed on the ground. We can create litter without the use of livestock, but in this scenario I’ll be discussing litter created by cattle. Litter can be placed on the ground by grazing livestock a high …

Update On Our Hugelkultur Project

Jake and I have been busy with many projects around the farm. However, we recently found some time to complete a Hugelkultur bed. A Hugelkultur, for those of you who are unfamiliar with one, are raised garden beds that are made of logs, stacked on top of each other, and then covered with dirt. You then …