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Prescribed burning aids producers in land management

ARDMORE, Okla. — Prescribed burning is an effective technique in land resource management, but it must be used in a safe manner. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Dormant Season...

Container Gardening: Here's What You Need to Know

During my professional career, I have witnessed the emergence and adoption of several production philosophies and technologies that continue to have a significant impact on both hobby and commercial...

How to Use Exclusion Cages to Better Manage Cattle Stocking Rates

Developing a proper stocking rate is among the most important practices a manager can accomplish. No fertilization plan, brush management plan, rotational grazing plan or herd genetic selection can...

Improve Safety on the Farm with Preventative Maintenance

My department's responsibility is to maintain and repair more than 400 pieces of farm-related equipment, including utility ATVs, lawnmowers, tractors and multiple implements. We also maintain...

Artificial Insemination Adds Value to Cow Herd

Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be considerably lower than even the transition that took...

Determine Land Area and Distance With Your Smartphone

How big is that pasture? How long is this fence line? How far is it to the nearest water point? All of these questions and more can be answered using the GeoMeasure application, a free download for...

Why You Should Consider Prescribed Burning Throughout the Year

For most prescribed fire practitioners in the Southern Great Plains, burns are conducted during winter and early spring (December to March). This burning season has become commonplace because most of...

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...

Ed Noble

Renowned visionary, entrepreneur, business developer and philanthropist Ed Noble passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a lengthy illness. He was 88 years...

Kalyn's Dream

Studio lights shone on Kalyn McKibben sitting on a wooden barstool in a gravel driveway. A straw hat covered her long, blonde hair, which hid a small microphone clipped to her button-down shirt. Hay...

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