Jan. 29, 2024
This past fall, I had the opportunity to visit several different regions across the U.S. and drove many miles of two-lane roads around the countryside...


Jan. 25, 2024
In my role as an extension specialist, my team and I conduct many research trials related to grazing management and conserved forage production...


July 11, 2023
After attending the highly anticipated parades and firework displays, it may feel like the dog days of summer are on a downward trend toward the fall...


May 3, 2023
Resilience is a word that is often bandied around, but what exactly does it mean in relation to agriculture and forages? The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as the “capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties.”...


May 2, 2023
It’s this time of year when grasses show us and tell us what they’re made of. They tell us what they like and what they don’t like. It seems some people never learn the language of grasses...


Feb. 19, 2021
Forty years is a long time to be doing one thing, but it would seem a lot longer if that thing was not truly relevant...


Nov. 10, 2020
I was fresh of out college in the late 1970s and found myself working on a large dairy and grain crop operation in southern Illinois...


Nov. 18, 2019
This year provided us one of the strangest planting seasons in recent memory. With a reported 19 million acres of prevent plant and an estimated 4 million acres of alfalfa damaged by winter weather...


Jan. 7, 2019
The most widely planted tall fescue variety today is Kentucky 31 (KY-31), which was released in 1943 by E.N. Fergus...


Feb. 15, 2018
In the Midwest, planting winter-hardy cereal grasses such as winter rye or triticale after fall-harvested corn or soybeans can provide both soil benefits and a grazing resource in the spring...