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Resources on combining livestock and tree production

“Silvopasture” is the combination of growing trees, forage and livestock together.  The USDA National Agroforestry Center has put together a great list of resources online that describe how silvopasture works and what things agricultural producers need to consider if they are thinking about converting.  There are also some useful worksheets…
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Self-study course on animal agriculture and climate change available

The online course on animal agriculture and climate change that was produced by one of our supporting grants is now available for free as a self-study course at the link below: http://www.extension.org/pages/73079/climate-change-and-animal-agriculture-self-study-topics#.VikF7NKrS71 You can learn more about the course at http://animalagclimatechange.org/free-online-course/.   Each module can be taken individually.  The list of…
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“Mother Nature always wins”

Our sister blog  for the “Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate” project has a new blog post out this week with the title above.  You can read the post at http://animalagclimatechange.org/mother-nature-always-wins/.  The blog discusses the impacts of extreme weather events on livestock production and agriculture and how future extreme events might impact…
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Help South Carolina livestock producers find quality hay

The heavy rain and flooding that impacted South Carolina last week ruined tens of thousands of hay bales, according to extension agents around the Southeast.  This is hay that livestock producers were counting on to feed their livestock through the winter.  Now these farmers will have to look for quality…
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Deer climatology map

As a climatologist and geographer I am always fascinated by the variety of maps that are available.  You can measure the “climate” of many things, not just the weather. This week Matt Daniel, meteorologist at WMAZ in Macon, posted this map of the most active time for deer movement across…
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