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Dairy Channel: Pricing high moisture ear corn

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, discusses the factors and formulas involved in figuring a fair price for ear corn.

Pool raiders grab $63 million from F.O. 33 farmers

Thursday, November 1, 2001

Since June of 2000, 4.1 billion pounds of “producer milk not historically associated with F.O. 33″ has been pooled on the order – but less than 3 percent was actually delivered to F.O. 33.

Dairy Channel: Who wants to be vet?

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the dream of many farm kids, and the perseverance and patience it takes to get there.

Dairy Excel: Many farm estate concerns remain

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Jim Polson, northeastern Ohio farm management specialist with OSU Extension, urges farm families to move forward in planning for their estate.

Dairy Channel: Are you getting the most bang for your manure nutrient recycling buck?

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about nutrient management plans for field application of manure.

Dairy Channel: Protect your herd from terrorism

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the animal terrorism that occurred right in Mahoning County last June.

Dairy Excel: Employee motivation takes partnership

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Bernie Erven, ag economist at The Ohio State University specializing in human resource issues writes about the two-sided question of employee motivation.

Dairy Channel: Designing silos for dairy operations.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about the design and sizing of bunker silos for dairy operations.

Dairy Excel: Which works best? Decision-making takes varying styles

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Terry Beck, agricultural extension agent in Wayne County and a member of the OSU Extension Dairy Excel team, writes about decision-making styles and shared decision-making with employees.

Dairy Channel: New Mexico dairyman creates niche by processing his own dairy products

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about an unusual dairy entrepreneur who has made a place for himself with a 200-cow dairy by bottling and selling his own “Jersey Gold All Natural Milk.”

Dairy Excel: Can you employ minors on your farm?

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Chris Zoller, agricultural extension agent in Tuscarawas County, writes about labor laws involved in emploing minors in agriculture.

Dairy Channel: Ohio’s governor signs bill to releasefunding for farmland preservation

Thursday, August 16, 2001


Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about how the new funds will be used.

Dairy Excel: Pool riding help may be on the way

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Cam Thraen, dairy marketing and policy state specialist with Ohio State University Extension writes about the Dairy Option Pilot Program that provides one-day workshops designed to provide dairy producers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the futures and options markets.

Dairy Channel: I had to understand the title.

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the International Animal Agriculture and Food Science Conference she attended in Indianopolis, and came away from without an answer to the question, “how do they convince a buffalo that she really wants to be milked?”

Dairy Excel: Ohio inches forward on PDR plan

Thursday, July 26, 2001

James Skeeles, OSU Extension ag agent in Lorain County, writes about how a Farmland Preservation purchase program might operate.

Dairy Channel: Software for decision-making on feeds

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about a new software for decision-making on feeds

Dairy Excel: Charitable gifts: Too good to be true?

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Charitable gifts can solve a variety of tax and income problems for landowners, including some that are not so obvious.

Dairy Channel: Have you cleaned your ‘refrigerator?’

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the dairy “refrigerator,” that includes not only the bulk forage, grain and supplement storages, but also the mixed feeds as they are delivered to the varying animal groups and how refused feed is handled.

Dairy Excel: Keeping your dairy cows cool

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Tom Noyes, dairy agent for OSU Extension in Wayne County write about the need to manage heat stress in a dairy herd. When a herd averages over 70 pounds of milk per day, the cows generate a lot of heat. Heat stress becomes more a big problem.

Dairy Excel: How’s your herd’s somatic cell count?

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Ernie Oelker agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County. writes about somatic cell count and what it costs the dairy producer.

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