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Take time to know your feed costs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?

Drug testing can better the workplace

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drug testing can help your company weed-out issues.

Tips for managing milk production variation on dairy farms

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to manage variation in milk production.

New dairy program offers protection

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The dairy industry has been the cornerstone of our local agricultural economy for decades.

Gearing up for World Dairy Expo

Thursday, October 2, 2014

As I write this article, it is the morning of the National 4-H and Intercollegiate Dairy Judging contests at World Dairy Expo.

Pricing standing corn for silage harvest

Thursday, September 18, 2014

If it’s late summer it’s time to talk about pricing a corn crop standing in the field for corn silage.

Dairy prices don’t make sense, for now

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Milk prices are good now, but get ready for a change.

Fall announcements include a job opening, FSR tickets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lots to announce at harvest season.

Thinking ahead for silage safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While injury and fatality statistics for silage harvesting and storage are not easily tabulated, few operations present more hazards.

Many thanks for another year of Ohio State Fair memories

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thank you to the parents, members and everyone else, for another great fair.

You can pay for employees’ time, but how do you really motivate them?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Farmers should take time to examine the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.

Domestic milk prices strong compared to world markets

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Class III price moved from $24.31 in April to $22.57 in May followed by $21.36 in June.

Dairy farming across the Big Pond

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This marked the third year for the OSU Dairy Industry Study Abroad.

Don’t roll your eyes at others’ advice

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We are bombarded with advice from all directions. It comes first from our parents and family, and then it is spoken by friends, teachers, 4-H advisers, and other adults (like Extension educators!).

OSU Extension planning meetings to help dairymen assess options.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Changes loom on the horizon for both crop and dairy farms as provisions of the 2014 farm bill are implemented.

Battling the phobia of GMOs

Monday, June 9, 2014

The opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mounting another charge, this time through various state ballots designed to put into law the mandatory labeling of GMO-derived ingredients in food.

First 24 hours critical for calf colostrum

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Colostrum, the first milk given by the dam (mother), is packed with antibodies that act as a passive immune system until the calf’s immune system produces antibodies itself. But you have only a 24-hour window to get that colostrum in the calf.

Protect our food and agriculture

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I think most of us remember vividly where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. I know all of our lives have changed because of this horrific terrorist attack. It behooves us all to continue to be aware of the potential risks which are around us. I especially have thought of the potential ways in which […]

Dairy landscape: Back to normal

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dairymen, expect milk prices to more or less steadily drop, starting next month.

Employing minors on your farm

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It’s that time of year when students are preparing for the school year to end and many are looking for a job. You may have one or more students knock on your door asking if they may work for you after school and then during those days when school is not in session. Are there […]

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