Sunday, June 26, 2016

What might be considered cutting edge, different, or a niche market product here is just another day at the farm somewhere else in the world.

On Jan. 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the air quality compliance agreement.

I am the first to admit that sometimes I make a mess of things. I try to teach my kids that the best reaction is to 'fess up, take responsibility, fix what I can, learn from my mistakes and move on.

It is no secret that managing a family business has its ups and downs. Some family members may not have a desire to be involved in the business, while others want to understand and manage the business, but have never been given the opportunity to participate in making decisions.

Lately I have been working with the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency to formulate plans for dealing with animal disease outbreaks such as foot-and-mouth disease and other natural or man-made threats to agriculture.

What's in a "Milk-Feed Ratio - A Peek at the Future"? On Jan. 31, USDA published its Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Situation and Outlook Report.

The Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference continues to be a source of good information for area producers, extension educators and agribusiness professionals.

Don't brag about yourself, what you do or what you have accomplished. While this is surely a directive in some weighty volume of proper behavior, the referenced behavior is that of individuals - not the necessary behavior of a vital, exciting, important industry.

Don't brag about yourself, what you do or what you have accomplished. While this is surely a directive in some weighty volume of proper behavior, the referenced behavior is that of individuals - not the necessary behavior of a vital, exciting, important industry.

One task many dairy managers say they would like to accomplish is to develop written job descriptions for their employees.
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