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Management

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

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No matter how carefully a manager recruits and selects employees, they will not come to their new jobs with all the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Training is essential if employees are to reach their potential.

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Last August, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued regulations regarding “No-Match Letters” from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The regulations said that for an employer to maintain the safe harbor protection of the I-9 form, the employer had to follow these regulations when it received a no-match letter from the SSA or ICE.

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While milk production is still the most important aspect of the dairy business, there are other considerations. Maximizing the value of a dairy cow includes making sure that when its usefulness for milk production goes away, the cow’s value is as great as it can be.

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It’s not often you see the words sustainability and profitability in the same sentence.

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A dairy producer’s work is never done. Whether it’s feeding the heifers, fertilizing the field or registering new calves, there is always something that needs to get done.

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A growing number of today’s consumers of dairy products are not your father’s consumers. Today’s consumer is increasingly socially-conscious and willing to pay more money for products that they believe contribute to improved care for themselves, the animal, the land that it came from, the environment overall and their fellow earthly inhabitants.

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