The new Working Lands for Wildlife Program is officially open for enrollment at your local USDA-NRCS Service Center. This is a statewide program putting the farmers production goals first and capitalizing naturally on the proven benefits to wildlife. A true “Win – Win” situation. This is a great opportunity for any farmer who is looking to establish some perennial summer […]
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Stockpiling forage for the winter months can be a valuable tool for farms to reduce dependence on hay, while providing cattle with a palatable and grain free substitute. As part of her work on John Fant’s farm, Katelyn recently began the process of evaluating the twelve paddocks in grazing zone one for the potential for fall stockpiling. During this process […]
The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is currently working with John Fant who co-owns and operates Summerfield farm in Independence, Virginia. Summer Field farm is a grass-fed and grass-finished beef cattle operation. John, a veteran of the United States Army, has been farming full time since 2013, but Summerfield farm has been in John’s family since the 1970’s. Continuous grazing […]
Ronnie Nuckols agreed to plant five different annual forage mixtures in large strips across one hay field. After the second cutting of Teff hay the summer of 2014, the field was desiccated to kill all vegetation in preparation for a fall planting. The following seed mixtures were planted on September 2, 2014 and fertilized after planting. Weather was hot and […]