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What types of farming practices should I be considering to take care of my land?

When you farm, the soil and water that allows you to generate revenue from it are the most precious resources in your care. Good stewardship begins with careful observation. Do you see signs of soil erosion? What could you do to stop it? Do you see bare ground forming where your animals have been? Bare ground is wasted space – rain will destroy the soil structure there, and the soil isn’t growing feed for human or animal.

General good practices include minimizing tillage and damage to the soil, use of cover crops to protect and add organic matter to the soil, and moving your grazing animals frequently so they don’t overgraze any part of the pasture. View the Stewardship tutorial for some more ideas on this topic.


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