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  1. 100% Making Decisions in Tight Times [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In a challenging business environment, such as the one dairy producers are currently facing, many dairy business owners make decisions based on emotions, rather than facts, due to a lack of information. Armed with adequate and accurate information and the tools to analyze it, producers can make the decisions that will position them to survive and thrive in the future."

  2. 100% Managing Hispanic Workers: Perceptions of Agricultural Managers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Hiring Hispanic employees is a relatively new practice for agricultural and horticultural employers in the Northeast. Managers cite the issues of basic life essentials, language, culture, communication, and training as important challenges for their Hispanic workers. "

  3. 100% Protein in Pastures: Can It Be Too High? [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The nutrient quality of well-managed pasture is often higher than the same plant material harvested as silage or hay. This can present unique challenges in feeding dairy cows. A discussion of protein content in pastures and strategies to manage it is provided in this paper."

  4. 87% Agronomy Facts 38B: A nutrient management approach for Pennsylvania: Plant nutrient stocks and flows
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Almost all decision-making in agriculture, in the boardrooms of industry or on the tractor seats of farms, affects the distribution of materials such as crops and manure within farms, and the movement of materials such as feeds and farm products to and from farms. Most common farm materials contain important plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and are moved as part of the everyday activities of farming and agriculture. As a result, the many factors considered in each management decision affect plant nutrient distribution and have implications for nutrient management to meet the many expectations."

  5. 84% Nutrient management: Friend or Foe [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "There is the possibility to improve the whole farm nutrient balance and the public's perception of farming."

  6. 82% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Program Brochure [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The Pennsylvania Farm Evaluation Program (Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst) is a voluntary farm evaluation that can be used to confirm that a farm is being managed in an environmentally sensitive way. Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst also promotes an awareness of existing site conditions or management practices that threaten the quality of groundwater and surface water."

  7. 69% Agronomy Facts 57: Crop Rotation Planning for Dairy Farms
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Crop rotations can benefit dairy farms in many ways. An effective crop rotation meets the feed needs of the operation, improves crop yields, reduces pest problems, and effectively uses on-farm nutrients. Because the resources and needs of dairy farms differ, the best crop rotation for each farm also will vary. As farms expand and forage and nutrient manage-ment requirements change, crop rotations also can be refined and improved. Because many factors can influence crop rotations, planning decisions are often complex. The objective of this fact sheet is to review some potential benefits of crop rotations and provide some guidelines for using them as a tool to address various production problems."

  8. 69% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Introduction [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The introduction includes a preliminary screening quiz that can help prioritize which Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst worksheets to complete. It also includes a farmstead map worksheet, which is hand drawn by the evaluator to locate important features that may impact water quality. The worksheets can be used individually or together for a more complete evaluation."

  9. 69% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Preliminary Screening Quiz [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Everything we do affects groundwater or surface water quality. Evaluation worksheets are available for farmstead management practices and site conditions. This preliminary screening quiz can help prioritize more detailed farmstead evaluations, which are available through the Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst program."

  10. 69% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "About 80% of Pennsylvania?s rural residents use groundwater to supply their drinking water and farmstead needs. Wells are designed to provide clean water. If they are not properly constructed or maintained, groundwater may become contaminated with bacteria, nitrates, and pesticides. These contaminants put family and livestock health at risk."

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