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  1. Margin Protection Program Update

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-4/margin-protection-program-update

    University Extension The Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) underwent a substantial change earlier this ... million pound increase in a farm’s production history eligible for new Tier 1 premium rates. This change ... year, resulting from language included in the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act.  Program enrollment was ...

  2. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    Bill Weiss, Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... Challenging growing conditions in 2018 left many dairy farms looking at short forage supplies heading into the ... 2019 growing season. So, what are the options for short-season forages planted in early spring this ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    University In the last issue, the May Class III futures price was set at $14.44/cwt and forecasted to jump to ... that have moved to the left (i.e., decreased in price) are green. These shifts (i.e., feeds moving ... columns to the left or right) in price are only temporary changes relative to other feedstuffs within the ...

  4. Effective Employee Management

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

    production to generate minimum levels of income needed to stay in business. As cow numbers increase, so do ... needed for the job.             An article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “How to Teach ... workers happy. In an article entitled “Six Things That Kill Morale,” author Travis Bradberry lists the ...

  5. Worker's Compensation 1K Program Expands to 5K

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-5/workers-compensation-1k-program-expands-5k

    premiums are available to all farm businesses and have been discussed in previous issues of the Ohio Ag ... Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Extension Specialist, OSU Extension Worker's Compensation ... for Ohio's farm businesses. Premium costs can reach 25% of gross payroll without careful ...

  6. 2018 Dairy Palooza

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/2018-dairy-palooza

    University Every now and then, in the midst of today's dairy economy, we just need a positive notion to ... are amazed how this signature program has grown by leaps and bounds.  In 2019, we will change ... adults gathered for our 8th annual Dairy Palooza.  It was held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in ...

  7. 2017 Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-1/2017-ohio-forage-and-grasslands-council-conference

    extensive research and experience in Michigan and her prior work in West Virginia. She and Dr. Jeff ... The Ohio State University The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference will be held ... February 3, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, OH. The ...

  8. TRAINING NEW EMPLOYEES FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND LONGEVITY ON YOUR FARM

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-2-issue-8/training-new-employees-productivity-and-longevity

    in turn, implies measurable changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and/or social behavior. The ... Enhance workforce flexibility. Well trained workers are more confident in their abilities and skills. They ... are less afraid to tackle new responsibilities or to fill in for co-workers. Improve worker ...

  9. Labor Management Series: Farm Transition to Non-Family

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/january-2016/labor-management-series-farm-transition-non-family

    What to do? In this case, some key employees had expressed interest in assuming the ownership and ... long term profitability and success of the business. Ohio State University Extension has an extensive ... considerable time and energy into how best to transition his farm business.  Discussions with his children ...

  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

    moved to the left (i.e., decreased in price) are green. These shifts (i.e., feeds moving columns to the ... left or right) in price are only temporary changes relative to other feedstuffs within the last two ... Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ...

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