Who Can Work on Your Farm

By :  Emily G. Adams, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Coshocton County, Ohio (previously published in the Ag Safety S.T.A.T. electronic newsletter)   It won’t be long until hay season will be upon us. For some farms that means more labor than usual is required to get all the jobs done. That labor may include…

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Management Considerations for Cattle Confinement Facilities

By : Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of   2018 Animal Care Wednesday Webinars Husbandry Practices in the Spotlight Beef housing systems and their management was the topic for the April 4th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar. Beth Doran, Extension Beef Specialist…

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Use summer annuals to boost forage on damaged pastures

By: Joe Sellers, ISU Extension beef specialist   Hay feeding has extended and turn out to pastures has been delayed in 2018. This may have resulted in more damage to calving pastures and winter feeding areas. In addition, most of Iowa is low on hay resources, so maximizing forage production will be critical. When the…

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Cutting Height in Hay Fields: How Low Can You Go?

By : Dwane Miller, Extension Educator, Agronomy, Penn State University While many parts of Pennsylvania have yet to take a cutting of hay in 2018, I was on a farm in Chester County on Monday (5/7/18) where first cutting alfalfa/orchardgrass was made last week. As you head to the field this year, it’s important to…

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Register soon for tractor safety training courses for teen farm workers at Gering, Gordon

Youth who plan to enroll in upcoming tractor safety and hazardous occupations courses in Gering or Gordon should do so soon.       Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at Gering on June 14-15, and at Gordon June 21. Advance registration is requested at least a week before the course date.…

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