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  1. Organic dairy herd health management is focus of new Ohio State study.

    New Study Seeks to Document Organic Dairy Herd Health Practices

    Dec 4, 2018

    Optimizing animal health and welfare are main priorities for dairy producers, yet there is still a lot that is not known about organic dairy herd health management, and there is a lack of scientific research dedicated to herd health relevant for organic dairy farming.  

    To reach the goals of this research project, we are interviewing organic dairy farmers, as well as dairy professionals with organic clientele on herd health management practices. If you are an organic dairy farmer and/or dairy professional working with them, we need your help! In addition to making future research and resources practical and based on real needs, participants will also received a research summary report, a complimentary milk culture, disease protocols (if requested), and a nominal cash incentive. Read more. 

  2. (l-r) Steve Culman, Matt Kleinhenz, and Stephanie Short

    Notes and Quotes from First Soil Balancing Call-in Conversation

    Oct 26, 2018

    "Soil balancing is complex, it's prevalent, and it's shown the capacity to endure. It also raises very interesting, and sometimes difficult to answer, questions. All of those are reason enough for us to chat, but as we address those questions we’re also very likely to learn about soils, about crops, about farms and farmers, and the people who advise farmers and supply them." 
         - Matt Kleinhenz, Ohio State, vegetable production specialist