Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension
Winter roared in this year way before most of us were ready. Corn still in the field, barn doors not dug out and winter calf supplies still in the back corner of the barn. Even though we know winter is coming, it never seems like we are ready when the first blast of winter comes.
Rory Lewandowski, Agriculture Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension
Labor is an important component of any farm operation. Beyond just checking the box that a certain task has been completed, farm profitability often turns on how well a task was completed, the attention to detail, and protocol. Improving employee recruiting and interviewing skills increases the chance of hiring the right employee for your farm situation. For many farms, employee recruitment, interviewing, and hiring requires a mindset adjustment.
Ms. Bonnie Ayars, Dairy Program Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
It has been widely publicized that our OSU Dairy Judging Team earned the National Title at World Dairy Expo. It has been 33 years since triumph has come back to Ohio State. To add to our magical, year, we only “Won by One!” In a moment prior to the contest on one of our farm workouts, the students were talking about visiting Switzerland and seeing Brown Swiss cows in their original setting. I responded by mentioning that if they won the contest, we would go.