Stories by Chris Zoller

Simple ways to stay safe this spring

Thursday, March 27, 2008

It is no surprise that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. A number of factors, including noise, heavy machinery, animals, machine parts that rotate, cut and pinch, and long hours all contribute to this fact.

Family meetings just make sense

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Regardless of the size of your dairy farm, if there are family members involved – directly or indirectly – with the business, it is important to conduct regular family business meetings.

Dairy seminars set across the state

Thursday, November 29, 2007

It may seem a long way off, especially as you are managing the fall harvest, but winter will be here before we know it and along with it comes a variety of outstanding Extension workshops and educational seminars to help you be a better dairy producer.

Take stock of the farm every year

Thursday, July 26, 2007

You may not consider yourself a large corporation, but completing a regular SWOT analysis of your farm or agricultural business can be beneficial to keep you competitive.

School’s out for summer: Employing minors can be complex

Thursday, May 24, 2007

With the school year coming to a close in the next few weeks, many students will be looking for employment on farms to do a variety of tasks ranging from baling hay to milking cows to operating machinery.

Analysis provides insight into farm

Thursday, March 15, 2007

A SWOT analysis is an evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats impacting your farm business.

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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.)