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Record-keeping software saves time

Thursday, April 6, 2006

As farmers look to become more efficient in all aspects of business, financial record keeping is an area that can be made more efficient with computer record-keeping software.

Conduct a successful family meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I’m too busy. We’ll start after the corn is planted and the hay is made. We tried them before and they didn’t work.

Which is more comfy: sand, mattresses or waterbeds?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

An interesting question came in the other day. “What does Extension think about sand-based freestalls versus waterbeds?” It is fair to say that Extension fully supports sand as the platinum freestall base for a couple of reasons.

Use nature for better soil and crops

Thursday, February 2, 2006

The ninth annual Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference was Jan. 24 at the Radisson Inn in West Middlesex, Pa.

Farm succession planning is critical

Thursday, January 26, 2006

It is no secret the population of our farm families is aging rapidly. According to 2002 U.S. Census, the average age of an Ohio farmer who is the farm’s principal operator is 53.

Workshop helps with raising calves

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The future of every successful dairy operation depends on a steady supply of healthy, productive replacement heifers calving between 22 and 24 months of age.

Environmental stewardship curriculum

Thursday, January 5, 2006

The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum is a national educational program for livestock producers designed to help them understand and manage the nutrient balance of their farming operations.

The old farmhouse keeps on giving

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The title Ag engineer devises simple forage dryer followed by this blood-curdling opening line, “Using items commonly found around the house .

Ins and outs of property owner liability

Thursday, December 8, 2005

What is your responsibility as a property owner when someone is injured on your property? This question was discussed at length at our Extension Agricultural Law Conference on Nov.

What’s really going on?: Farms still don’t have good records

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I have taught the benefits of current, accurate farm financial and production records since I started working with dairy management students at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in 1974.


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