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Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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Post-harvest season is the ideal time to formulate the next silage campaign. John Goeser walks you through the elements of planning that campaign for success (and you may need to take exit polls on your current bunker or pile … ).

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More and more frequently, Tom was saying he’d had enough. He wasn’t one to complain but, at 67 years old, he was getting tired. Though he loved the farm and everybody around him knew it, the worry lines on his face were a bit more pronounced each day.

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Doing business in America is often a family affair. Indeed, Forbes estimates that 90 percent of U.S. businesses are owned or controlled by a family – a truly startling statistic. But this statistic covers a wide array of set-ups. The struggles of the Cargill clan, one of the richest families in the world, are quite different from those of small-town suppliers and most family farms.

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Skim milk powder (SMP) and nonfat dry milk (NDM) are often confused and sometimes combined like they were the same thing. They are similar – but in some ways, they are very different. As the dairy industry transitions from a national business to a global business, the U.S. dairy industry must transition to international standards to compete.

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Are your employees content just being responsible for doing their assigned tasks? Have they moved on to feeling accountable for the outcomes their efforts generate? Many producers would likely respond “No” to these questions, even while thinking, “How nice that would be.”

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“By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day.”
—Robert Frost

We may have our daily schedule written down or have a good idea of what it looks like in our mind. Before we know it, we are double-booked and are trying to squeeze in one more thing. Then one kid sends a text:

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