Monday, December 5, 2016

Human resource management is becoming a bigger issue as we see farms grow from single family units to multiple family and employee dependent operations.

According to my internal calendar, fall is about four months down the road yet. In reality, the fall harvest season is fast approaching.

The most recent edition of Buckeye Dairy News was put on the Web last week. When I went to the Ohio Dairy Industry Web site (http://dairy.

The trip was off to a good start. Made good time to the Pittsburgh airport, narrowly missing the 100,000 people the shuttle driver said would be converging on the airport to see the Air Force Air Show at 1 p.

Planning is one of the most critical functions of management. Planning decisions can range from the short term of addressing the everyday "fires" of the farm business to long-range planning for retirement, transition and estate planning.

Manure management is one of the biggest challenges facing livestock producers today. Manure management issues are complex, involve interactions between animals, soils, plants and humans, and can be highly emotional.

Many Ohio farmers hire custom farm work in their farm business or perform custom farm work for others.

Five consecutive months of a declining Class III price. Price moves for the two months preceding the decline consisted of two, 2-cent increases after a dollar crash.

A recent article in another farm publication reminded me of some of the issues facing Columbiana County land owners.

With the school year coming to a close in the next few weeks, many students will be looking for employment on farms to do a variety of tasks ranging from baling hay to milking cows to operating machinery.
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