Stories by Chris Zoller

Resources for managing depressed milk prices

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 2015 forecast for milk price income on dairy farms is looking to be less than it was in 2014.

Year-end and farm business considerations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

End of another year means its time to analyze your farm business decisions.

Fall forage management tips

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion and as we head into the winter months it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures.

Drug testing can better the workplace

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drug testing can help your company weed-out issues.

Thinking ahead for silage safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While injury and fatality statistics for silage harvesting and storage are not easily tabulated, few operations present more hazards.

Employing minors on your farm

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It’s that time of year when students are preparing for the school year to end and many are looking for a job. You may have one or more students knock on your door asking if they may work for you after school and then during those days when school is not in session. Are there […]

Is a limited liability co. right for you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is it the right thing for every farm and family? Maybe not, but forming an LLC may be an alternative some farm families want to consider.

Building, evaluating farm family relations

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Success in family businesses is a two-way street — top managers creating an environment in which people can succeed and people taking advantage of the opportunities given them. The guidelines for being known as an outstanding family member in the business are strikingly similar to the guidelines for building a reputation as an outstanding non-family […]

Talking with EASE: How to engage the public about animal welfare

Monday, December 9, 2013

It’s easy to say someone else should do the education, and Extension, Farm Bureau, private industry and others do so, but it means even more when the public can hear a farmer describe what he or she does.

Some fall forage management tips to try

Thursday, November 28, 2013

It’s hard to believe we’ve nearly reached the end of November! The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion, and it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures as we head into the cold winter months. Pastures provide an excellent source of feed for livestock and they must be managed for optimum quality […]

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About Chris

(Chris Zoller is an agricultural extension educator in Tuscarawas County and a member of the OSU Extension DairyExcel team.)