Becky Szarzynski, of Mountain Glen Farm, near Fairfield, Va, shares with us her take on soil health, why it's important to start thinking about lower input farming systems and how dung beetles are beneficial to your farm both economically and ecologically. This was filmed at the Virginia South Poll Producer Gathering in October 2022, near Prospect, Va at Bent Creek Farm.
These moments are needed every now and again to keep a joyful heart!! Run away round bales sure do make my cows happy!!
In this jam packed 13 min interview we talk about: How to lease land and more importantly how to KEEP it! South Poll Cattle Indicators that we need to be looking for as graziers to know if we are going in the right direction Regenerative farming How to start farming if you are a young person!
If soil health is your thing, this interview is a must!! Ray Archuleta will leave you with a new perspective on what soil health is and encourage you to start thinking about soil as a living thing!!!
In this audio video (podcast style) I sit down with Joel Salatin at the Stockman Grass Farmer Gathering hosted at Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Joel and I discuss: - the statistic that in the next 15 years 50% of ag equity will be changing hands - the future of agriculture , what opportunities he sees for new farmers - farm business succession as it relates to regenerative agriculture - making a checklist of resilience for your farming operation
Bale grazing in the eastern United States can be challenging to say the least, but I did an experiment with bale grazing on my farm this past year to see the effects of the practice for myself. In this video I give you my thoughts on my first time ever bale grazing and show you the process I followed, the areas of high impact and how the pasture recovered over the next 7 months! Watch to the end to see 7 months of recovery in 45 seconds!
Here is a fun practice you can do with friends or family on your farm to elevate your forage knowledge!
Soil health is a hot topic these days and for good reason! Watch as Greg Brann tells us how to increase soil health and overall health on your farm! Video brought to you by Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
Have you ever thought about trying bale grazing on your farm? Do you think it's just too wet and mild to do it successfully here in the eastern United States? Watch this short video featuring Dave Burge ,who has been practicing bale grazing on his farm in Kentucky. Video brought to you by Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
Why regenerative farming is important to me
This is a video on how we use fire as a tool here at MGF to help deal with broomsedge.
Here is a recap video on native warm season grasses and how to identify the seed heads.
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We had a blast hosting the South Poll Field Day this year! Take a look at event‘s highlights!
Greg Judy at MGF!
Greg Judy at the 11th Annual South Poll Field Day