Episode 275. How ’Dirt Farming’ is the Foundation of a Mississippi Grazing Operation
In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell talks grassfed beef and lamb with Mississippi grazier Johnny Wray. Johnny and his wife Deb own High Hope Farm in western Clay County, Mississippi, near the village of Cedar Bluff.
Johnny talks about the farm’s rotational grazing setup and use of composted manure with no chemical inputs. Johnny describes himself as a “dirt farmer” because healthy soil leads to healthy grasses and healthy livestock.
Related ATTRA Resources:
- Paddock Design and Animal Movement
- Risk Management on a Livestock Operation. Part 1
- Risk Management on a Livestock Operation. Part 2
- Perennial Forages, Shrubs, and Trees. Part 1
- Perennial Forages, Shrubs, and Trees. Part 2
- Tool Kit: How to Reduce Synthetic Fertilizer Use
- Multispecies Grazing: A Primer on Diversity
- Soil Health and Adaptive Grazing with Dr. Allen Williams
Contact Felicia Bell at email@example.com
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