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Reminder: Most farmers probably need to get the fertilizer applicator certification

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Northeast Ohio Dairy Farmers! With the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 150 this past June, farmers who apply fertilizer to over 50 acres of cropland each year are subject to a new certification requirement.

Dairy farmers investing in their future

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The dairy industry in Ohio contributes significantly to the state’s economy and in the provision of food well beyond the borders of Ohio. This industry ranks third in agricultural receipts and first in receipts from animal operations.

Be real when assessing your dairy risk

Thursday, January 8, 2015

In all likelihood, expect a tough year for dairy production.

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business

Monday, December 29, 2014

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business. Do you know where you rank? Join the Ohio Farm Business and Benchmarking program.

Looking ahead to land value, cash rent and inputs

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Many factors could impact land and rent prices in 2015.

Year-end and farm business considerations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

End of another year means its time to analyze your farm business decisions.

Milk prices are about to fall big time

Monday, December 8, 2014

For all of 2015, Class III futures are currently averaging $16.51/cwt, which would put the average mailbox price in Federal Order 33 at about $18/cwt for the year.

Tax season is a good time for planning

Thursday, December 4, 2014

As we begin the month of December, it is great time for farmers to start to analyze their 2014 farm records.

Dairy margin programs: what to know

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With deadlines quickly approaching, here are some dairy program reminders.

Take time to know your feed costs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?

Drug testing can better the workplace

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drug testing can help your company weed-out issues.

Tips for managing milk production variation on dairy farms

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to manage variation in milk production.

New dairy program offers protection

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The dairy industry has been the cornerstone of our local agricultural economy for decades.

Gearing up for World Dairy Expo

Thursday, October 2, 2014

As I write this article, it is the morning of the National 4-H and Intercollegiate Dairy Judging contests at World Dairy Expo.

Pricing standing corn for silage harvest

Thursday, September 18, 2014

If it’s late summer it’s time to talk about pricing a corn crop standing in the field for corn silage.

Dairy prices don’t make sense, for now

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Milk prices are good now, but get ready for a change.

Fall announcements include a job opening, FSR tickets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lots to announce at harvest season.

Thinking ahead for silage safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While injury and fatality statistics for silage harvesting and storage are not easily tabulated, few operations present more hazards.

Many thanks for another year of Ohio State Fair memories

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thank you to the parents, members and everyone else, for another great fair.

You can pay for employees’ time, but how do you really motivate them?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Farmers should take time to examine the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.

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