Sunday, November 29, 2015

This week I attended the Manure Application Challenges and Issues Train the Trainer session at Salt Fork Lodge in Guernsey County, sponsored by the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

It was another successful Canfield Fair. Mom translation: the kids had a good time, none of them got sick, all the work got done, good weather, no disasters and a chance to visit with a bunch of nice people.

The World Agricultural Forum, 2004 Regional Congress was held in St. Louis, Mo., from May 16-18. The forum featured presentations and discussions by some of the most influential stakeholders in global agriculture and food production.

"Pre-milking cow preparation - secret methods of producing high quality milk" catchy title! That "Secret Methods" part is a particularly nice touch

Dairy expert Ernie Oelker presents a workshop at Headwaters of Conservation Conference.

Recently I had a discussion with a farm family interested in bringing a son into the farm business. The discussion revolved around the many questions and concerns family members have when making a decision as important as this.

Depooling in April and May cost F.O. 33 milk producers who remained pooled $21.3 million, says columnist and Ohio State ag economist Cam Thraen.

Ernie Oelker writes about Mike Brubaker's megatrends in agriculture.

Jim Skeeles discusses a presentation given by Tom Kriegl of the University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability at the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting last month.

Dianne Shoemaker writes about the importance of getting immunity to calves through the first colostrum.