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Dairy Excel: Worker motivation isn’t always money

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Terry Beck writes about what motivates workers.

Dairy Channel: ‘Interesting’ farm bill provisions

Thursday, May 9, 2002

What are the long-term implications of the new farm bill dairy provisions? Northeastern Ohio Extension dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker offers her perspective.

Dairy Excel/Channel: New rules may mean more planning

Thursday, May 2, 2002

Dennis Weilnau writes of the new EPA regulations on animal feeding operations.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Decision-making for increased profit

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Ernie Oelker writes about what he learned on his visit to the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.

Dairy Excel: What happens when you can’t make hay while the sun shines? Plan ahead

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Chris Zoller gives direction for planning for unexpected.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Arrgh! Cows will test your limits

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Diane Shoemaker writes about the hardships of working with cows.

Year-round grazing: Who will be first?

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Is year-round grazing possible? First, we have to look at strategies that must be utilized to accomplish better forage utilization.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Should I buy my feed or grow my own?

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Ernie Oelker compares buying feed and growing your own.

Dairy Excel: See the potential for the trees: Managing all your farm’s crops

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Farmers should pay attention to trees, one of the most ignored crops on most farms.

Dairy Channel: No two cows are alike

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Diane Shoemaker writes about feral calves or cows with brain gaps.

Dairy Excel: Pay attention to calf health: It’s the basics of your milking string profit

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Diane Shoemaker explains how your calves’ health is important to your pocketbook.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Ohio close to final permit rules

Thursday, February 28, 2002

Ernie Oelker writes of the Ohio Department of Agriculture takeover of responsibilities for permitting large-scale livestock, poultry and dairy operations.

Dairy Excel: Buy/sell agreements are smooth business transition

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Even farm business owners need to consider how their operations will continue in their absence, or when they want to retire.

Frost seeding improves pastures, forage

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture quality and yield.

Dairy Channel: More ways to mess up your farm

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, finishes her list of 10 things people do to mess up their farms.

Dairy Excel: Is contract heifer raising in your future?

Thursday, February 7, 2002

Tom Noyes, dairy agent for OSU Extension in Wayne County and a member of OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes about the upcoming contract heifer raising conference.

Dairy Channel: Reduce manure phosphorus to improve dairy profits, protect water resources

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, and a member of OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes about reaching the goal of reducing excess feeding of phosphorus and nitrogen in the forms of protein and non-protein nitrogen for dairy cattle.

Dairy Excel: Orientation: Make a good first impression with a new employee

Thursday, January 24, 2002

Bernie Erven, ag economist at OSU specializing in human resource issues and a member of the OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes what you can do during a new employees first few hours on the job.

Dairy Channel: A recipe to mess up your farm

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the “10 Stupid Things” people do to blow a good farm operation right out of the water?

DairyExcel: Keep new employee’s feelings in mind

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Terry Beck, OSU agricultural extension agent in Wayne County and a member of OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes on making a new employee’s first few days on the farm a positive experience.


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