Friday, July 1, 2016

It is no secret the population of our farm families is aging rapidly. According to 2002 U.S. Census, the average age of an Ohio farmer who is the farm's principal operator is 53.

The future of every successful dairy operation depends on a steady supply of healthy, productive replacement heifers calving between 22 and 24 months of age.

The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum is a national educational program for livestock producers designed to help them understand and manage the nutrient balance of their farming operations.

The title Ag engineer devises simple forage dryer followed by this blood-curdling opening line, "Using items commonly found around the house .

What is your responsibility as a property owner when someone is injured on your property? This question was discussed at length at our Extension Agricultural Law Conference on Nov.

I have taught the benefits of current, accurate farm financial and production records since I started working with dairy management students at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in 1974.

Maybe you consider yourself a good employer. Maybe your employees believe so. Or, maybe not. If you have had difficulty managing employees, it may be useful to learn some things you can do to become a better employer.

The new CAT in the barn is one that can turn around and bite you, if it doesn't get your attention soon.

The USDA not only provides the budget for local Farm Service Agency offices and programs, it funds and administers dozens of other programs related to food safety and distribution, land management, rural development and agricultural research.

As anyone who ever had employees knows, being an employer is not the piece of cake that some management gurus would like us to believe.
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