Brandt will share his extensive knowledge of how to integrate cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation.
Regenerative Success Stories
with Brad McIntyre and Darin Williams
Do you want to know what it is like to take the plunge into regenerative agriculture? Learn how McIntyre Farms of Caldwell, Idaho and D & N Farms of Waverley, Kansas took their operations from ones of high input, low returns to productive, profitable, and regenerative! Brad and Darin will share not only their stories but also tips on how stacking enterprises and wise marketing can significantly increaseprofitability.
Practical Steps to Implementing Regenerative Agriculture Principles & Practices
Gabe Brown & Dr. Allen Williams
Learning the Six Soil Health Principles, the Four Ecosystem Processes, and the Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship are crucial first steps to initiating regenerative agriculture on your farm or ranch. However, how you practically implement those principles and rules is another matter. In this webinar we will provide some very practical and achievable steps for starting, and continuing, your journey into regenerative agriculture and adaptive stewardship. Questions we will address include: What are the best baseline measurements to track? How do you know if you are making progress? How can you implement these steps and still maintain profitability? Where can you strategically cut inputs, equipment costs and reliance on products and services, while realizing improvement in both productivity and net margins?
"Build Resiliency Into Your Dairy"
Kent Solberg and Dr. Allen Williams
Interested in saving production costs and building resiliency into your dairy? Are there opportunities during difficult markets? It begins with the soil. You can use assets already on the farm. Join Understanding Ag's Allen Williams and Kent Solberg as they explore options for dairy producers to enhance their farm's potential.
"From Stress to Strategy, Financial Planning During Challenging Times"
May 26, 2020
Effective financial planning and analysis does not start with crunching numbers and running scenarios. Profitable decisions actually begin with a vision to establish direction and creative thinking about how we are going to get there. Incredibly, finances, resource management, and quality family life are not independent of each other. Instead, they are wound tightly together and can actually feed value into each other generating profit in the short term and wealth in the long term.
"Agriculture and Drinking Water:How it Affects Your Operation"
Eric Fuchs May 21, 2020
Eric Fuchs knows a thing or two about agriculture and water regulatory issues because he’s seen a thing or two. He lives on a diversified livestock operation where he’s been applying holistic planned grazing for more than eight years AND he’s employed by the Missouri Rural Water Association as a source water protection technician. Eric travels the entire state of Missouri working with small communities, helping them protect their drinking water. In this webinar, he will share his firsthand knowledge and experience regarding agricultural land use and its effect on drinking water-and what water regulations may mean to you and your farming operation.
"Soil Building Secrets"
Ray Archuleta and David Kleinschmidt April 16, 2020 Ray Archuleta will explain how soil functions: how plants, animals, and organisms work together as a collective to transform and extract nutrients from the soil. David Kleinschmidt will explain how farmers and ranchers can use diverse crops, cover crops and animals to enhance that cycle.
"Marketing: Laying the Foundation"
Gabe Brown, Shane New, Dr. Allen Williams
April 14, 2020
Seasoned marketers, Gabe Brown, Shane New, and Allen Williams will provide the foundational base for marketing success. Learn from their hard earned experience and wisdom so you can build a solid marketing program of your own.
Marketing: "The Tables Have Turned"
Dr. Allen Williams
April 10, 2020
This webinar will explore how the recent coronavirus pandemic has impacted the agricultural and food markets. Potential paradigm shifts have already occurred. How can you take advantage of these markets and plan for what future markets will look like.
"Tips for a Successful Grazing Season"
Dr. Allen Williams & the UA Team
April 7, 2020
Allen Williams and the Understanding Ag team will discuss key adaptive grazing tips for a successful 2020 grazing season. Getting started right is crucial to the productivity of the entire season. We will help you get started on the right foot by optimizing forage availability, biomass production, animal performance, and net profitability.
"The ‘rhizophagy cycle’: How plants harvest nutrients from microbes"
Plants extract nutrients from soil microorganisms (mostly bacteria) in roots through a process known as the “rhizophagy cycle.” But how and why does this exchange occur? In an upcoming Understanding Ag webinar, Rutgers University Professor James Francis White, Jr., Ph.D., will share his research and insights on how plants cultivate soil microbes and acquire nutrients from them through this fascinating process. “By learning more about the ‘rhizophagy cycle,’ farmers will learn why it’s important to create and maintain healthy soils with a diverse soil microbial community,” White says.“Plants obtain nutrients from soil microbes, so soils should be managed to retain a healthy microbial community,” he says. “Seeds should not be treated in any way that reduced microbes on seed surfaces and microbes themselves may be used to manage diseases of crops.”Join us for an intriguing look into this remarkable underground exchange that will provide even more incentives for you to care for your nutrient-delivering, microbial business partners.
"How to Save Dollars on Your Fertilizer Needs" March 31, 2020
Lance Gunderson, ReGen Ag Lab, will explain the importance of proper soil testing, including which tests to take, when and how to take them. By following the protocol that Lance will outline farmers will be able to make informed decisions as to the nutrient needs of their crops. These informed decisions give farmers the opportunity to save considerable money on their nutrient costs. We encourage all farmers, ranchers and gardeners to watch this webinar.