“I’ll Meet You in the Mud”

By |May 17th, 2016|

“I’ll Meet You in the Mud”
By Troy Bishopp
Deansboro, NY – Rain finally arrived after a 13 day hiatus to stimulate thirsty crops and also lift the spirits of would-be mudders participating in this year’s 4th Annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest.  The recent moisture combined with a picturesque, sunny, sixty-degree race day provided wave after wave of runners, the ingredients to make a memorable journey for charity, based on the premise of nurturing and growing Daniel’s kind spirit, sense of adventure, humility and generosity.

The Mudfest was established in 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown [...]

Madison County Forms Ewe-nique 4-H Club

By |March 29th, 2016|

Madison County Forms Ewe-nique 4-H Club

By Troy Bishopp

Morrisville, N.Y. – The first day of Spring ushered in, not only a batch of new lambs, but an exciting new Madison County 4-H Sheep Club.   The inaugural 4-H Club led by Corey Hayes, Professor of Agriculture Economics and Commodity Marketing at Morrisville State College and owner of Emerald-View Farms shared his small ruminant philosophy with a hardy flock of youngsters ranging from 7 to 15 years of age.

“Our goal is to start small and see what direction we want to pursue based on the group’s interest”, said Madison County’s Cornell Cooperative [...]

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    The New 2016-17 Grazing Chart Templates are ready. Are you ready to rock the grazin’ season?

The New 2016-17 Grazing Chart Templates are ready. Are you ready to rock the grazin’ season?

By |March 9th, 2016|

It’s that time again to work towards improved decision-making with your grazing management.  It pays to measure and monitor and I’ve found this tool invaluable for reducing stress and growing more grass.  Look at the resources below and give it a try.  Thanks  GW

http://www.madcoswcd.com/grazing-charts.html

http://onpasture.com/troys-grazing-charts-and-how-to-use-them/

The Colgate Ice Doctor is in

By |March 9th, 2016|

The Colgate Ice Doctor is in
By Troy Bishopp
Hamilton, N.Y. – At the crack of dawn, on a frosty February morn, many farmers tend to livestock in the comfort of a barn. For Madison County native and farm boy, Bruce Weaver, the pre-dawn routine means heading to Colgate University’s Starr Rink and tending to a crack of a different sort. As the hockey rink vernacular goes, the Ice Doctor is in.

Bruce is part of an employee coalition of 20 groundskeepers and facilities personnel trained to make and maintain the 85’ x 200’ frozen slab in the Campus’s iconic [...]

Winter Feeding Made Easy For Young Farmers

By |March 9th, 2016|

Winter Feeding Made Easy For Young Farmers

By Troy Bishopp
Worcester, NY – American economist and professor at the Harvard Business School, Theodore Levitt, said, “Creativity is thinking up new things; innovation is about doing new things”. As a thinker and doer, Organic Dairyman, Tom McGrath resembles this remark when it comes to out-wintering dairy cows and enhancing the bottom line.  What’s this fresh strategy revolutionizing the way for many farmers?  Bale grazing.

In the tiny hamlet, Tom, Caroline and daughter, Elaine McGrath of Autumn Valley Farm raise 45 certified organic cows and produce 100% grass-fed organic milk for Maple Hill [...]

The Most Important Grazing Management Strategy to Date

By |February 27th, 2016|

  The Most Important Grazing Management Strategy to Date
By Troy Bishopp 

Andre Voisin developed the theory of rational grazing. Darrell Emmick gave us prescribed grazing.  Jim Gerrish coined the phenomenon of management intensive grazing.  Greg Judy sparked the practice of mob grazing and  fathered the worldwide application of holistic planned grazing.  So what will the Grass Whisperer’s legacy grazing system be in Wikipedia?  I’ve come up with a term that is long over do:  It’s called “Linger Grazing” or perhaps “Linger Farming Systems”.

This revolutionary idea came at the expense of my friend and fellow grazing aficionado, Nathan Weaver, [...]


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