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Small Farm Training Offered

The Foothills Farm School is a six-month training program developed to train operators of small-scale, sustainable farms. Space is …

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Harlequin Bugs and Bull Nettle

This week has generated several good questions from farmers and gardeners. I am sharing two selected questions I think …

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Summer is when dallisgrass shows itself along roadsides, pastures, hay fields and lawns. It puts up a distinctive seed …


This week Carl Kirk asked me to share some information about moles. I know others, like Carl, are having …


Animal Agriculture in Caldwell County

Caldwell County’s animal agriculture ranges from traditional beef cattle and poultry operations to dairy goats and trout farms. The …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Herd Animal Death Problems

Animal necropsies attempt to determine the cause of death and whether it affects a concern …

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Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

This publication provides an overview of the differences in forage quality by reviewing a summary …

Figure 1. Horse fly.

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Commercial Emu Production

This publication discusses commercial emu production. Topics covered include getting started with an emu business, …


Phosphorus Management for Land Application of Biosolids and Animal Waste

This publication addresses nutrient management concerns as they relate to land application of animal wastes, …


Nitrate Management in Beef Cattle Production Systems

This publication describes how to avoid high nitrate in forages, and how to manage high …


Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …