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We Love Farmers

Farming is more than a job. It’s a way of life. At farmon.com we seriously love farmers. So if you’re a farmer, or you know a farmer, share the love. When you think about farmers and the work that they do, you may wonder, are they crazy? But farming is more than a job, it’s a way a […]

Even When the Roof Collapsed, These Dairy Farmers Refused to Quit

Amanda and Markus Helhi are a young couple, operating the Helhi Family dairy operation near Rimbey, Alberta.  Markus has been working side by side with his father, Heini Helhi, for his entire life, and they are now in the process of succession planning as Markus and Amanda transition into the driver’s seat of the family […]

The Fast Farmer: Grazing

Grazing management is an incredibly powerful way to increase the profitability of your farm business. In fact, a study using data from the AgriProfit Business Analysis & Research Program compared the profit per acre of growing grass to the profit of growing spring wheat, barley and canola, and grazing had the highest profit per acre […]

Grazing Stories

Iain Aitken’s Story  Iain Aitken grew up on an 8th generation cattle ranch in Scotland.  When he picked up everything and moved to Canada he was determined to learn everything he could about rotational grazing from some of the best producers in the area, and how to transfer his existing skills and knowledge from Scotland […]

Grazing Case Studies

Linda and Ralph Corcoran – Certified Holistic Management Educators It’s all in the planning When Ralph and Linda Corcoran’s daughter Haley arrived home from a week long Holistic Management course and told them they were overgrazing their whole land base and needed to make changes; they thought they would give all her “new ideas” a try. Beginning with […]

The 4 Principles of Grazing Management

No matter where you live, and no matter what condition your land is in, the basics of grazing management always come down to these four essential principles.  Follow them, and you can dramatically improve the health and productivity of your pasture.  All of the principles are interlinked, and each of them involve various practical skills […]

How to Design a Grazing Plan Using an Alley System

Credit: The following method was developed from an interview with Jim Stone.  Jim has spent 35 years as a journeyman mechanic and welder, but he’s always been a cattleman at heart.  He studied agriculture at Olds College, honed his welding and heavy duty mechanic trades at SAIT, and even returned to Olds as a trades […]