Archive | April, 2017


Tractor Time Podcast Episode 2: Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

On this week’s Tractor Time podcast, we interviewed author and regenerative agriculture guru Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin. His story is not only inspirational, but transcends genres.


How to Reduce Transplant Shock on Your Farm

Avoiding transplant shock when transplanting starters from the greenhouse to the field is a key sustainable farming method. The time of year has once again arrived when we will be taking plants out of the greenhouse and transplanting them into the field.

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Acres U.S.A. Podcast Episode 1: Abbey Smith and Charles Walters

In Episode 1, we interview Abbey Smith with the Savory Institute and ask her about her life as a teacher, rancher and world traveler. She’s spent years studying and practicing wholistic grazing methods, and is trying to help the Savory Institute reach their goals of creating and protecting 1 billion hectares of sustainable grazing land […]

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Soil Carbon: Changing Dirt into Soil

Soil carbon’s role in creating healthy topsoil is becoming a global topic. In fact, it can’t be debated that the definition of a healthy topsoil is when the soil has a rich concentration of durable carbon compounds that change for the better the chemical, physical and biological nature of the soil.

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Stockmanship: 7 Lessons for Success

That highlights lesson one of my continuing life course of study in stockmanship. It is, simply, go out and go out often to look at, listen to and really study the animals in your charge.