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Goodbye Hay, Hello Turnips

By Jen Risley (March 10, 2013)

Originally Posted in Farming Magazine, By Kathleen Hatt

Cattle take turns eating a turnip from Carole Soule. Photo by Kathleen Hatt.
Cattle take turns eating a turnip from Carole Soule. Photo by Kathleen Hatt.

To help fill the need for high-energy feed at both the beginning and the end of the grazing season, Soule and Dawson [of Miles Smith Farm] are experimenting with growing 4 acres of brassicas [turnips] on 10 acres of land they leased for four years from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. Accustomed to seeing Carole Soule moving fencing, a Highland rushes to be the first in the new grazing section. St. Paul’s School supports local agriculture and the local economy by making some of its unused land available to local farmers. The land is managed by the New Hampshire Audubon to provide habitat for grassland birds such as eastern meadowlarks and grasshopper sparrows.  Miles Smith Farm’s brassica growing and rotational grazing project is supported in part by a grant from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE).

Read full article:  Goodbye Hay, Hello Turnips – A farm explores brassicas for alternative grazing.

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