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  1. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-safe-making-hay-when-sun-shines

    a busy month, finishing the crop planting, caring for livestock, and harvesting first cutting of hay. Hay ... harvest can be a very labor intensive and time-consuming job. Hay harvest involves working around many ... easily shorten the harvest window making the process very challenging. Harvest your hay crop in intervals ...

  2. Lecturer profile: Dathel Nimmons

    https://aede.osu.edu/news/lecturer-profile-dathel-nimmons

    with the entire chain. She asserts that farmers and producers require more skills and tools to be ... a difference,” says Nimmons. “How we leverage that technology as we do more with less will increase ...

  3. Increase in seasonal worker visas a temporary solution for Ohio’s food and agricultural labor markets

    https://aede.osu.edu/news/increase-seasonal-worker-visas-temporary-solution-ohio%E2%80%99s-food-and-agricultural-labor-markets

    government moved to bolster the available labor supply by increasing the number of available H-2B ... a long-term resolution to ongoing labor shortages. “This increase is far less than the requested number of ... an agency that prepares the materials on behalf of an operation. These requirements mean that larger ...

  4. Summer Days Ahead: Don’t Ignore Heat Stress!

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/summer-days-ahead-don%E2%80%99t-ignore-heat-stress

    require protective clothing, such as pesticide application, further increase the risk.    Heat stress is ... Mary Ann Rose, Pesticide Safety Education With the arrival of summer, the risk of heat stress ... increases.  Farmers have an elevated risk of heat stress for obvious reasons – working outdoors.  Activities that ...

  5. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan among 21 researchers selected for the inaugural GRO Academy cohort

    https://aede.osu.edu/news/dr-sathya-gopalakrishnan-among-21-researchers-selected-inaugural-gro-academy-cohort

    research. The complex challenges we face today require new ways to collaborate, solve problems, and leverage ... Academy will provide the tools faculty need to not only increase their research activity, but also expand ...

  6. Pandemic pushes graduate student back into student government service

    https://aede.osu.edu/news/pandemic-pushes-graduate-student-back-student-government-service

    to campus in the fall, there are resources and support around mental health.  Messenger and his team ... diversity and improving equity in the graduate student experience. “We would like to not only increase our ...

  7. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    average production per cow increases about 2% annually and the most populated breeds, Holstein and Jersey, ... increased in milk yield by about 2.8% from 2019 to 2020. During this same time period, milk fat percentage ... increased about 2.6% for Holstein and 1% for Jersey and milk protein percentage remained the same. Using ...

  8. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    Stress Threshold (tan zone), fans should be operating. As the stress increases, more heat mitigation ... increased breaths per minute, which should be between 40 to 60 under normal conditions. While not ... cattle increase their sweating. This can lead to dehydration even as it provides evaporative cooling. We ...

  9. Working Safely with Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/working-safely-anhydrous-ammonia

    Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator Many farmers are applying anhydrous ammonia ... https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-594 Kent McGuire, OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator, can be reached at 614-292-0588 or  ... mcguire.225@osu.edu.  This column is provided by the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety and Health Team.  ...

  10. Ohio State Students Take First Place at the 2021 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/ohio-state-students-take-first-place-2021-north

    challenge each fall semester to provide training for students in the dairy herd management course and other ...

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