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  1. Effective Employee Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-4/effective-employee-management

    employees to grow and expand their focus and interests. Productivity increases in these circumstances. ... continues to increase. Ironically, as dairy profit margins become tighter, many farms add cows and ... production to generate minimum levels of income needed to stay in business. As cow numbers increase, so do ...

  2. Managing for High Quality Stored Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/managing-high-quality-stored-forage

    Extension The forage harvest season is well underway, starting several weeks ago with some of the small ... laws of forage harvesting are: 1) You can’t win, 2) You can’t breakeven, and 3) You can only lose. ... Therefore, harvesting high quality forage is dependent upon minimizing biological and mechanical harvest ...

  3. Livestock Building Rental Considerations

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/livestock-building-rental-considerations

    wear and tear beyond depreciation. Often variable costs increase as the number of animal units or ... production level in the building increases.   Fixed costs are incurred regardless of the level of building ... costs requires an estimate of the current value of the building to calculate depreciation. One method ...

  4. 2018 Master Gardener Training Begins

    https://clermont.osu.edu/news/2018-master-gardener-training-begins

    now available for the 2018 training class to be held this fall.  The Ohio State University Master ... Extension to increase the outreach efforts of Ohio State University throughout the community.  Some projects ...

  5. Manure Spill Prevention

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-5/manure-spill-prevention

                Typically, dairy farms have an opportunity after corn silage harvest to pump down lagoons and get ... failure to exercise reasonable care or maybe even knowingly increasing the risk of a manure spill. This ... restoring the affected area, and 4) comply with reporting requirements. That publication, along with other ...

  6. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    are down. For MP, its current value has increased $0.03/lb from September’s issue ($0.35/lb) and is ...

  7. Conference Offers Tools to Make Better Ohio Wines

    https://ohiograpeweb.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/conference-offers-tools-make-better-ohio-wines

    DUBLIN, Ohio — With a steady increase in the number of Ohio wineries and the gallons of wine ... produced every year, the focus of this year’s Ohio Grape and Wine conference is making those wines taste ... specialist. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES. News Article By:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State ...

  8. VOLUME 20, ISSUE 6

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6

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  9. 4-H Youth Development

    https://clermont.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development

    each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities. All 4-H programs focus on active ... valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, ... summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about ...

  10. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    commodity and nutrient prices have went down as crops are being harvested in the majority of the Midwest. ... ingredients. The price I calculated is based on the crop value as if it was harvested for corn grain rather ... (e.g. weather and growing conditions) and harvesting and storage conditions, as well as the corn hybrid ...

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