Stories by Chris Zoller

Can you find a new farm owner who is not a family member?

Friday, September 25, 2015

For many, it’s ‘out of the box’ thinking to consider having someone outside the family assume the ownership and management of a farm, but it may be a viable option to consider.

Forage establishment success can be accomplished in late summer

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The next few weeks provide an opportunity for seeding forages.

Resources for managing depressed milk prices

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 2015 forecast for milk price income on dairy farms is looking to be less than it was in 2014.

Year-end and farm business considerations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

Fall forage management tips

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion and as we head into the winter months it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures.

Drug testing can better the workplace

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drug testing can help your company weed-out issues.

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.

Employing minors on your farm

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It’s that time of year when students are preparing for the school year to end and many are looking for a job. You may have one or more students knock on your door asking if they may work for you after school and then during those days when school is not in session. Are there […]

Is a limited liability co. right for you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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.

Building, evaluating farm family relations

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Success in family businesses is a two-way street — top managers creating an environment in which people can succeed and people taking advantage of the opportunities given them. The guidelines for being known as an outstanding family member in the business are strikingly similar to the guidelines for building a reputation as an outstanding non-family […]


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About Chris

(Chris Zoller is an agricultural extension educator in Tuscarawas County and a member of the OSU Extension DairyExcel team.)