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Why you need a chief financial officer

Thursday, November 4, 2004

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.

Nutrients: How valuable are forages?

Thursday, October 28, 2004

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

True confessions: I started out ‘numbers challenged’

Thursday, October 21, 2004

This is going to be a “confessions” column to try to lure all those folks who love or hate working with farm bookkeeping, records and finances into really enjoying themselves at the From Bookkeeper to CFO workshops this fall.

Spreading manure on frozen fields takes know-how

Thursday, October 7, 2004

This week I attended the Manure Application Challenges and Issues Train the Trainer session at Salt Fork Lodge in Guernsey County, sponsored by the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Alas, another Canfield Fair is history

Thursday, September 23, 2004

It was another successful Canfield Fair. Mom translation: the kids had a good time, none of them got sick, all the work got done, good weather, no disasters and a chance to visit with a bunch of nice people.

The future of our global food system, possible implications for producers

Thursday, September 16, 2004

The World Agricultural Forum, 2004 Regional Congress was held in St. Louis, Mo., from May 16-18.
The forum featured presentations and discussions by some of the most influential stakeholders in global agriculture and food production.

Milking preparation: Secret methods of producing high quality milk

Thursday, August 26, 2004

“Pre-milking cow preparation – secret methods of producing high quality milk” catchy title!
That “Secret Methods” part is a particularly nice touch

Dairy Channel: St. Paul was educational

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Dairy expert Ernie Oelker presents a workshop at Headwaters of Conservation Conference.

Children taking part in family farm

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Recently I had a discussion with a farm family interested in bringing a son into the farm business.
The discussion revolved around the many questions and concerns family members have when making a decision as important as this.

Dairy Excel: Balancing act: Depooling zaps F.O. 33 farmers

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Depooling in April and May cost F.O. 33 milk producers who remained pooled $21.3 million, says columnist and Ohio State ag economist Cam Thraen.

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