Category Archives: Making the Transition

Articles specifically addressing the difficulties, successes, frustrations, and solutions in transitioning from conventional farming & ranching to “soil friendly” practices. Some articles may also be posted in other categories if they are relevant to that subject.

Cover Crops, Fall Grazing, and Water Holding Capacity – Beef Magazine

This recent article in Beef Magazine addresses the benefits of cover crops in conjunction with fall cattle grazing. The article briefly touches on a point that I’ve been pondering – soil water holding capacity. And the question: Do cover crops really … Continue reading

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Gail Fuller, Emporia Kansas, Soil Health and Cover Crops

This short video succinctly says it all. Listen to this man! This is what it’s all about and the attitude necessary to go down this road to sustainability, healthy soils, healthy crops, healthy people, AND a healthy bottom line.   Also a … Continue reading

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SARE Video Featuring South Dakota No-Till Farmer Dan Forgey

I prefer to let my links do the talking and this is no exception. A powerful video by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) showing the multitude of benefits derived from no-till and some of the nuances of making the transition from … Continue reading

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Conservation Tillage on Furrow Irrigation in Colorado

In the western U.S. one of the most significant stumbling blocks to using soil health building practices (or tools) is the dependence on furrow irrigation. Of course furrow irrigation, by definition, causes a pretty major soil disturbance. There is also the issue … Continue reading

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Making the Transition to No Tillage – Jon Stika

Making the transition to no tillage Very informative article by Jon Stika, Resource Soil Scientist with NRCS in North Dakota.

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