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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.

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: New employee needs good orientation

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Bernie Erven, ag economist at The Ohio State University specializing in human resource issues and a member of the OSU Extension Dairy Excel team writes about that important first day on the job for new employees.

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: Farm management tip: Take a look at your farm from the neighbor’s view

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes that farmers get along with their neighbors when they respect their neighbors; support their community; practice good environmental stewardship; or, in a nutshell, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Early summer is a critical period of cool-season grass management.

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Kick your grazing management into high gear to take control of growth

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: People love progress but hate change

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Ernie Oelker, Columbiana County extension agent, writes about the opposition to new large-scale dairy farms in Ohio, and how local groups are doing everything they can think of to block the development of these farms, including filing lawsuits against extension agents and university researchers who have provided information and services as requested.

Dairy Channel: Ag 101: Do cartwheels through life

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, and how he grew up on a Wyoming dairy farm, and learned to do cartwheels through life.

Dairy Channel: Financial opportunities available for family livestock and poultry farms

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about loan and financial assistance programs for the family farm.

Dairy Channel: How the West is done: Ohio dairy players hit the road for an education, Part II.

Thursday, April 19, 2001

OSU Extension northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the OSU trip through Arizona to the Western Dairy Management Conference.

Dairy Channel: How the West is done: Ohio dairy players hit the road for an education

Thursday, April 12, 2001

OSU Extension northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the OSU trip through Arizona to the Western Dairy Management Conference.

Dairy Excell: Are you producing top-quality silage?

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Dennis Weilnau, agricultural extension agent in Stark and Summit counties, shares forage management goals presented by Cornell veterinarian Bill Stone at the recent Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference in Canton.

Dairy Channel: Setting the record straight: mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Columbiana County agricultural extension agent Ernie Oelker takes the opportunity to provide further clarification about cattle diseases currently in the news.

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