Keith Johnson

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Many professions must invest in tools specific to their trade to be successful. Besides the typical tools of wrenches, screwdrivers, chisels and hammers, what other items or gadgets would be helpful to be a successful forage producer? People Find professionals that are knowledgeable, responsive, and have a passion for forages – Advisors should provide value Build good working relationships BEFORE a problem occurs Your county’s Purdue Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Educator and Natural Resources Conservation Service office are valuable resources Join organizations that emphasize forages as a learning opportunity Excellent considerations would be the Indiana Forage Council (indianaforage.org) and your livestock interest association(s) Provides an opportunity to network with people of like interests Resource materials that emphasize forages Forage magazines, websites, podcasts, apps, and publications A great value is the Purdue Forage Field Guide (ID-317) A helpful weed control guide is WS-16-W. Order both at edustore.purdue.edu. Purdue Plant and[Read More…]




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Many plants have poisonous compounds that can cause all kinds of concerns, and even death, if consumed. The interactions that I have had with veterinarians, suggest that the yew is right at or near the top of plants that cause livestock death.