Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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.

It hardly seems like two years have passed, but the registration brochures circulating for the Ohio Dairy Management Conference confirm that they have.

Financial management of dairy farms is one of the biggest challenges of today's managers. Like raising heifers and spreading manure on the far-away fields, financial management often gets relegated to the bottom of the to-do list.

As the winter feeding period approaches, thoughts of my feeding program come to mind.
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