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John Bell, Elmwood Stock Farm

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12-1-2018 3:45 PM

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Raising livestock AND crops is an important topic to me and perhaps one of the most significant keys to the success of Elmwood Stock Farm.

In some parts of the country either you ride a horse following livestock and are called a rancher or you ride steel, grow crops and are a farmer. Not both. Fortunately, I grew up in central Kentucky where, due to topography and climate, we did some of both. Few people had enough land to run enough cattle alone to make a living. Likewise, few farms laid in a manner that allowed someone to raise only high value crops. A lot of acres in Kentucky are only fit for livestock.

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Jan 12th, 3:45 PM

Putting the Pieces Together: Using Cattle to Build Soil for Crops

Raising livestock AND crops is an important topic to me and perhaps one of the most significant keys to the success of Elmwood Stock Farm.

In some parts of the country either you ride a horse following livestock and are called a rancher or you ride steel, grow crops and are a farmer. Not both. Fortunately, I grew up in central Kentucky where, due to topography and climate, we did some of both. Few people had enough land to run enough cattle alone to make a living. Likewise, few farms laid in a manner that allowed someone to raise only high value crops. A lot of acres in Kentucky are only fit for livestock.