• Can Dairy Farms Compete for Labor? September 19, 2017
      We know that dairy farm wages have been climbing rapidly, more so than in most other industries. Depending on the different dairy budgets available, estimated hired labor costs for herds of 200 cows or more vary from $1.80 per cwt. (hundredweight) to $2.30 per cwt. That typically represents 10 to 15 percent of production costs. As the population of migrant w […]
    • Saving Time and Fuel During Tillage September 19, 2017
      Saving Time and Fuel During Tillage by Matthew Digman1 [button]PDF Version[/button] There are many ways to save fuel in tillage field operations: not tilling, choosing a minimum tillage operation over a heavier one, and ensuring your tractor and implement are set up properly. As with any farm operation, the value of tillage must be weighed against its cost. […]
    • Lead, Not Manage, Employees - Progressive Dairyman article September 18, 2017
      Progressive Dairyman and Progressive Dairyman Canada published an article about the work of UWEX on HRM issues in their summer issues of the magazine. Check out the article here.
    • Community Food Projects Grant Program Open September 15, 2017
      Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program In FY 2018, NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outr […]
    • Bilingual Agricultural Chemical Safety Videos Now Available September 14, 2017
      Objectives of the video series are to educate dairy farm employees about the potential risks of handling agricultural chemicals and the safety measures to keep themselves safe. Since many employees own smartphones, videos are available on YouTube to provide easy access. The videos covered in the series are (English/Spanish): Introduction to agricultural chem […]

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