Farm and Ranch Transition Conference Live Stream


Farm and Ranch Transition

Farm and Ranch Transition Conference for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers – University of Wyoming College of Law Rural Law Center – March 3rd, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Live streaming is available if you cannot attend in person

The conference seeks to assist beginning farmers and ranchers in acquiring land from retiring farmers and ranchers by delivering business succession planning. The conference is intended to contribute to that objective by giving beginning and retiring farmers and ranchers, and those who serve them, basic education about the legal, financial and human issues related to estate and transition planning.

Featured speakers include: Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association; Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming Extension & Agriculture and Applied Sciences; Josh Johnson, Agribusiness, ANB Bank; Jenna Keller, Keller Law, LLC., and Frank Kelly, Mountain West Farm Bureau.

This conference is free and open to the public with the availability of listening in person or by Live Streaming for those who cannot attend but would still like to listen. Registration is requested of all participants. To register for this free event, please visit to register online and view the conference schedule.

If you have any questions about the Farm and Ranch Transition Conference, please contact Christine Reed by calling (307) 766-6562 or at

The Farm and Ranch Transition Conference is Hosted by the Legal Aid of Nebraska Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, supported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

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When livestock is kept in the pasture-based system they are let to graze openly and eat nutritious green grass and other green plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The animals welfare is greatly increased when they graze on green pasture.

Sustainable livestock raising also helps in reducing damage to the environment and the produces such as pork, eggs and milk is more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are raised in restricted factory farms have less quality life compared to those raised on pasture. Livestock when raised on gree pasture can move around and live a natural life where else in factory farms the animals are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to grow and affect the livestock. This then contributes to the animals being given antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a lot of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the animals are able to produce secretion which is good for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive system. As grain fed livestock produce less saliva they frequently suffer from dehydration, intestine damage and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers then livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats then your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are higher as well.

It’s no uncertainty that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you wish to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are raised in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us humans.

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