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As I get older, it is just part of life to get a bit set in my ways. Change is inevitable, and sometimes changes come with more than a little heartburn. A good example comes from a form of new technology – social media.

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Mentoring is a valuable way to transfer knowledge from an established producer to a new operator. It is also a tremendous risk management tool.

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A three-year research project, conducted by University of Illinois, looks at whether grazing corn residue impacts subsequent crops.

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Spring is the universal planting season. Excluding crops purposefully grown during the cold season, most crops are planted in the spring, from corn and soybeans to the vegetable garden.

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Corn silage acres, left with limited crop residue and typically receiving a manure application after harvest, are ideal fields for cover crops.

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We tend to minimize when writing for a broad audience that our continent is actually made up of climate zones, and within those are micro-climates, and within those are native plants that have adapted to the environment and continue to adapt to environmental change.

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