While web resources are great, often you want to curl up with a good magazine. These periodicals also give you a better sense on where the industry is going, and innovations from the best grassfed beef producers out there. Here’s our list of recommendations.
Acres USA“Acres U.S.A. is North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering eco-agriculture.”
Stockman Grass Farmer
A monthly publication devoted entirely to the art and science of turning grass into cash flow. The Stockman Grass Farmer serves as an information network for grassland farmers sharing the latest in intensive grazing technology and pasture management.
“A monthly publication serving graziers with production information on dairy, beef, sheep, hogs, and poultry. With articles from and about graziers, you’ll get plenty of ideas from experienced grass and livestock managers.” The home page links to a page of grazing links.
“Celebrates the joys of farming well and living well on a small, ecologically-conscious scale. It explores the intricate bonds connecting people, land, and community and it offers a hopeful vision of the future of farming in America. The magazine is created in the spirit of stewardship for the earth and regard for its inhabitants.”
Small Farmers Journal“Small Farmer’s Journal is a distinctive international quarterly, famous for its fierce support of the independent family farm. Offering detailed, modern information on the use of animal-power for twenty-first century farming.”
Small Farm Today
Small Farm Today was founded by a small farmer in central Missouri in 1984, and is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of small farming, rural living, sustainability, community, and agripreneurship. It is published on a farm, by a farmer, for farmers. Most of our readers are full- or part-time small family farmers, and many are using alternatives, such as growing high-value crops, raising unusual livestock, and direct marketing their products to bring in more income.
Growing For Market
This resource is not about beef, but we have found many useful ideas in it’s pages. “Growing for Market is America’s most respected trade publication for local food producers. GFM keeps you informed about the business of growing and selling vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, plants, herbs, and other food products. If you are market gardening or farming, whatever your scale, we guarantee you’ll find valuable information that will help make your business more profitable and enjoyable.”