- Agronomic: corn, soybeans
- Animals: goats
- Animal Production: feed rations, pasture renovation, vaccines
- Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
- Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, market study
Grain is costly and can represent half of the total cost of raising livestock. The farmer will conduct a trial to see how management costs of pasture, with or without supplements, compare with grain feeding. Besides inputs, outputs, and cost of gain, the farmer also will track resistance to parasites. The results will be offered to extension and a producers’ group.