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Hitting the autumnal doldrums

September 23, 2011 There’s only one problem with this time of year. It’s that period between chopping corn silage and starting to combine corn. Usually it lasts a couple of weeks, but it seems like eternity. more »»

The power of dish soap

September 9, 2011 There I was, standing in the aisle at Hy-Vee, inhaling the aroma from a dish soap bottle like it was the best thing that ever happened to m. more »»

Experts: Get your financial house in order

September 9, 2011 From Wayne Schoper and Rich Baumann South Central College (The information in this article is from Shannon Linderoth, Associate Editor, Dairy Herd Network, updated: August 25, 2011. more »»

Dr. Phil Gill Named Brown SWCD’s 2011 Outstanding Conservationist

September 9, 2011 SLEEPY EYE — The Brown Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has named Dr. Phil Gill, a veterinarian, as its 2011 Outstanding Conservationist. Gill’s love of nature led him to purchase 26. more »»

Leading and managing a farm business today

August 26, 2011 (This information is from Dr. Bob Milligan, Learning-Edge and Dairy Strategies, LLC.) Over the last 50 years, we have gone from feeding hay and grain to balancing rations for amino acid. more »»

Pogo, go-go a no-no

August 26, 2011 Whenever we are outside working with the cows, Steve makes the comment, “Come on, you naughty Jerseys. more »»

To buy or not to buy? That is the question

August 19, 2011 During a recent discussion with a farmer he brought up a topic that is on the mind of many farmers: Should I purchase new equipment? There are a number of ways to look at this question. more »»

Source of scent brings adventure

August 19, 2011 If you think living in the country is all sunshine and fresh-flowers, you should have been here late Tuesday evening. I was adrift in an awesome dream when I was aroused by the smell of coffee. more »»

Sweetness is good

August 12, 2011 Sometimes my husband can be so sweet. Thursday morning he realized I was going to have a day and a half of craziness, and he offered to help me ou. more »»

Families Farming Together

August 12, 2011 Good communication is of utmost importance when communicating with farm family members. Farm families face a unique challenge. They often times must work with family members in their farm business. more »»

Fair preparations

August 5, 2011 For most people, the Brown County Free Fair doesn’t start until Aug. 10. For those of us that are taking exhibits, the fair begins several days, if not weeks, before the official kick off. more »»

Soybean Aphids - 2011: Check your fields

August 5, 2011 Now is a great time to get out and take a look at your soybean fields and do some scouting for soybean aphids. more »»

What makes the corn crop?

July 22, 2011 South Central College A few years ago, I attended the Crop Pest Management (CPM) Short course at the Minneapolis Convention Center. more »»

Heat stresses cows and equipment

July 22, 2011 A friend of mine contacted me on facebook Monday morning.  She asked how our cows were handling the heat.  She’s just a youngster and milks cows with her father. more »»

A funny way to show appreciation

July 15, 2011 We try to be tremendously nice to our cows. I mean, they are a lot bigger than us and do know how to push their weight around. Sometimes they appreciate our pleasant efforts; sometimes they don’t. more »»

Family farm business ownership succession

July 15, 2011 (Dr. Ron Hanson of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, specializes in dealing with the positives and negatives of families who farm together. more »»

Everything you wanted to know about alfalfa

June 24, 2011 Good quality alfalfa is the cornerstone of any dairy farm forage ration. With the challenging planting season we have just experienced, corn and soybean planting took priority. more »»

From the Farm

June 24, 2011 Wednesday was my birthday.  Russell had big plans for this important day. He figured we should go to Disney World. more »»

Your Farm Business

June 17, 2011 (This information is from Mike Caskey, Lamb & Wool Program Instructor, Minnesota West Community & Technical College Pipestone, MN) Over the last 35 years I have had many speaking engagements all... more »»

From the Farm

June 17, 2011 It’s funny how you don’t miss an opposable thumb, until you don’t have the use of it. No. No. No. I didn’t cut my right thumb off my hand, but at one point it’s exactly what I wanted to do. more »»

 
 

 

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