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Strength, courage and intelligence

February 11, 2011 It takes three things to work on our dairy farm. First, it takes so much strength Superman wouldn’t even think of stepping into a phone booth, much less a milk house to change. more »»

From the Farm

January 28, 2011 Blasted arctic winter! When will it end? June can’t come soon enough. Every winter I find myself doing tasks that, in my opinion, are just a waste of my very precious time. more »»

Employee? Or independent contractor?

January 28, 2011 Is your worker an employee or contract labor? Answering this question incorrectly could cost you dollars! In recent years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax agencies have increased... more »»

Reteaching old dogs new tricks

January 21, 2011 When it comes to being a dairy farmer, it takes a ton of expertise, especially when it comes to the operating all the equipment in the milking parlo. more »»

Farm buildings face dangers from snow load

January 21, 2011 January has brought a lot of snow to our area. Much of this snow carried a lot of moisture and thus a lot of weight when it accumulates over the course of the winter months. more »»

Sharing our farm with others

January 14, 2011 Wow, tours are going to be the death of me. Not because I don’t like giving them, in fact I love giving tours. more »»

­Put a positive spin on family disagreements

January 14, 2011 (Dr. Ron Hanson of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, specializes in dealing with the positives and negatives of families who farm together. more »»

Well-deserved vacation

January 7, 2011 Well, we’re home from the tropically warm, fragrant islands of Hawaii. Can’t say that I am happy about it. more »»

Farm Management Strategies for 2011

January 7, 2011 It’s hard to believe that 2010 is now in the books and we are heading into 2011. A lot has happened in the past year. more »»

Your Farm Business

December 31, 2010 We all recognize that farming is changing, and we sure don’t manage our farms just like Grandpa and Dad did when we were going up. more »»

From the Farm

December 31, 2010 If you read my column last week, you recall that there really aren’t a ton of things to do on the farm.  Although, I think Mitch and Steve have argued that point with me. more »»

Technology in the Ag world

December 10, 2010 Technology has been on a steep upwards trajectory in agriculture for many years. Take a look at where machinery has gone in the last 50 years or s. more »»

Tito moves on

December 10, 2010 Everyone should try to perform a simple act of kindness once in a while even if you’re not sure how it’s going to turn out. more »»

Your Farm Business

December 3, 2010 In the mid-2000’s, Dr. Robert Gates, then President of Texas A&M University met with a group of student leaders to discuss the attributes he felt were keys to success. more »»

From the Farm

December 3, 2010 I am a big believer in superstitions. Once, when I was looking for a job, Russell made the comment, as a joke, that I needed to wear my underwear inside out for good luck. more »»

Your Farm Business

November 19, 2010 The 2010 crop has been harvested and now some end-of-year jobs need to be done. One of these is planning to manage your 2010 income taxe. more »»

From the Farm

November 19, 2010 Rumor has it, as a joke between dairy farmers and urbanites, long-cold winters bring a time for dairy farmers to do nothing. Personally, I like to sit around and eat delicate bon-bons. more »»

Your Farm Business

October 22, 2010 As the 2010 harvest season winds down, we can see that we have a lot to be thankful fo. more »»

From the Farm

October 22, 2010 There are some items that I don’t really mind losing. Once in a while I think it’s OK to lose my mind. Going a little off the deep end keeps my family on their toes. more »»

Thanks, Chubby

October 7, 2010 Please enjoy a previous column, as I enjoy several days away visiting friends and relatives in Wisconsin. I should have plenty to write about, as I am making the trip with only my mothe. more »»



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