Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Maybe you consider yourself a good employer. Maybe your employees believe so. Or, maybe not. If you have had difficulty managing employees, it may be useful to learn some things you can do to become a better employer.

The new CAT in the barn is one that can turn around and bite you, if it doesn't get your attention soon.
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