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MANAGEMENT

Manage employees, analyze yield drivers, explore forage markets, become more confident in preparing farm financial statements, and untangle farm succession issues.

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Times with dealing with customers have changed since I was a young farmer (50+ years ago). It used to be a handshake was as good as gold.

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Determining an equitable price for purchased forages is a necessary but often uncomfortable topic of discussion for feed growers and purchasers.

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In agriculture, farmers are always carrying objects from one location to another. The objects may range from a bag of seed corn to the planter, parts to a piece of equipment, buckets of feed to livestock, or to bales of hay.

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When summer temperatures soar and farm work must get done, remember to keep a cool head and be mindful of the symptoms of heat-related illnesses. It helps to know the warning signs and treatments.

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Some years it’s difficult to find decent haymaking weather. Sunny, hot, dry and breezy – that’s the prescription for good haymaking, along with using practices that can help the process.

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As you prepare for the hay and forage harvesting season, there are many simple activities that you can do to reduce production costs according to Scott Sanford, University of Wisconsin-Extension senior outreach specialist.

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