Friday, November 27, 2015

It is Monday and I am sitting amidst the rubble of my office space with little or no room to spare. Mounded beside me...

Is it the right thing for every farm and family? Maybe not, but forming an LLC may be an alternative some farm families want to consider.

With current feed and milk prices, a black and white cow producing 22,000 pounds/year could net between $1,200 and $1,600.

"I expect you to do better next time." Dr. Harry Barr, Ohio State University professor and teacher of Dairy Science 201 -- the introductory dairy...

Do not let a test score deter you from the power of the dream.

Success in family businesses is a two-way street — top managers creating an environment in which people can succeed and people taking advantage of...

As a percentage of total U.S. production, we are now exporting more dairy products than corn. (We exported the equivalent of 31.2 billion pounds of milk, or more than the total annual milk production from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania combined.)

This year's colder-than-usual weather reinforces the need to be prepared.

There's been shift in profit centers on some Midwestern dairy farms for a couple years, one that is likely to shift again in 2014.

Dairy prices, while hard to predict, do look favorable for new year.