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Know Where to Look for Information

It seems we are all bombarded with so much information, we have a difficult time just getting to the information we really want. As you search for information, how many times do you hear "It is on...

Fitting Noble Research Institute Recommendations to USDA Guidelines

The various United States Department of Agriculture programs impacting land managers are creating a large volume of work for USDA agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)....

Looking For The "Silver Bullet" In Our Forage Arsenal

Spring is here and we are almost out of time to make those last minute decisions on what to plant for summer grazing. Each year during April, we receive numerous phone calls inquiring about planting...

What Bermudagrass Variety Should I Plant?

Probably the most common question I am asked is, "What bermudagrass variety should I plant?" There is no easy answer to this question. There are numerous varieties to choose from, both seeded and...

Our Mission and You

When the Agricultural Division began to operate according to new guidelines in June 2000, we had a new mission statement to direct our decisions. Included were specific goals and objectives to guide...

Retaining Ownership - Is It For You?

What is retained ownership? Retained ownership involves the participation in the next sector of the cattle production. In other words, if you are a cow-calf producer, you retain ownership in your...

Nitrogen Fertilizer Giveaway

Now that we have your attention, we'd like to talk about overseeding legumes into grass pastures. We will discuss some success stories, benefits, drawbacks, and ways to make it work. Conservative...

Evaluation of Methods Used to Predict Supplemental Feeding Needs for Cattle

One of the most common requests we get from ranchers is, How can I run more cattle? Other than buying or leasing more property, there are about five ways to do this: increase forage production,...

Looking Back and Forward

As most of you are aware, the Agricultural Division has undergone some significant changes within the past two years. One of the most dramatic was in the division's management structure. The Ag...

Gardening: A Healthy Activity

While surfing the Web recently in an effort to keep up to date on new gardening sites, I came across one that made the following offer: "Swap your Thighmaster for something useful - a free book on...