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We bring you feature articles on successful forage producers and their business models to help you enrich your management style.

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The children of Israel marked time and set their calendars based upon one defining event – the exodus from Egypt. Later, Christians tracked events and set their calendars based on the birth of Christ. Civilizations throughout history have marked time from one defining event or another. For David and Carolyn Carrier, the defining event upon which they compare everything else in their lives was the economy crash of the 1980s.

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Alfalfa growing conditions at Gary Knutson’s northeast South Dakota farm are less than ideal. However, since he raises registered Black Angus cattle on 100 percent forage.

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The Wyoming Business Council’s hay display at World Dairy Expo is one of the best show tents to visit because it smells so dang good.

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As Ellen Langer points out in her book The Power of Mindful Learning, one plus one does not always equal two; it depends on the context. While one plus one equals two in the base-10 number system, if the context changes, it may not hold true.

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Peter Thiel, billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, says if there is one issue that is an absolute must for successful business, it’s to solve a problem that nobody else is solving (Forbes, October 2014).

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In agriculture, public criticism seems to come with the territory these days. As a farmer, it’s easy to get defensive when your livelihood is misunderstood. But sometimes, criticism is legitimate and change is needed.

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