One of four 2015 national Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award winners, Minnesota’s Vold family strives to expand and share their knowledge base and management toolbox. Their latest innovations include a pest management program using stingless wasps, and corn silage planted in 15-inch rows to reduce herbicide needs.
As your business continues to grow, you’ll need to learn new skills, change work habits and rely on good people to do the work you used to do. You’ll need to hand off more responsibilities and hire middle managers you can trust to take care of your operations.
Right to Farm statutes provide an affirmative defense in the event a farm is sued for nuisance. It does not prevent a lawsuit from being filed, but does allow a party to whom the statute applies to successfully seek its dismissal.
Mycotoxins, often one of the most neglected considerations in ruminant diets, should be a major animal health and welfare concern in modern animal husbandry, according to one leading researcher and veterinarian.