Saturday, December 10, 2016

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.

When the weather breaks (hopefully as this article is written) literally tons of hay will go down across Ohio.

Crop input prices increased dramatically during the past year. Fuel and fertilizer are the main culprits and these price increases promise to shrink profits severely in 2006.

It's just a bull. He'll only be here until ________ (insert your local livestock sale day). No rush feeding him, we won't be raising him, he'll be someone else's problem.

We have completed two of three scheduled Youth Livestock Quality Assurance training classes in Columbiana County for 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.

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.

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.
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