July 12, 2016
“When the last bale comes off the field, the fertilizer truck is loaded and ready to roll,” said Clayton Geralds, a Munfordville, Ky., farmer who bales nearly 150,000 small square bales per year a...

July 5, 2016
Here’s how I always approached my grandmother’s cauliflower casserole: Small bites with copious amounts of ketchup, followed by a spoonful of applesauce that rivaled the capacity of a front end lo...

June 28, 2016
“Mike, you need to come down here. I’d like to talk to you,” related the voice over my office phone in late April. I would soon learn that voice belonged to Willie Foster, a man who has a...

June 21, 2016
Perhaps nothing in the forage production cycle is more aggravating, disheartening, disappointing, or sometimes frightening than a new forage seeding that just never develops. At worst, it means an ent...

June 7, 2016
Why is it that corn yields keep climbing to record levels year after year and perennial forage yields improve at a tortoise-like pace? Quite frankly, perhaps the biggest reason is simply...

May 31, 2016
Cutting height is important. That said, not one size fits all. This is because the carbohydrate reserves for regrowth are located in different plant parts, depending on the species in question...

May 24, 2016
In my former extension life, it was not unusual to receive a call from somebody wanting to know the “going rate” for (fill in the blank)...

May 18, 2016
The proof is always in the data, and Darrel Franson has plenty of that. Darrel Franson has spent the past 15 years renovating his pastures with novel, nontoxic fescue. He’s been entering numbe...

May 18, 2016
You only need to spend a few minutes talking to Al Wehner before you realize that he really enjoys life, especially his forage, cows, and family...

May 17, 2016
In the “Forage Shop Talk” feature of Hay & Forage Grower (January 2016), I asked grazing guru Jim Gerrish what he thought was the most common mistake still being made by those who...