Fae Holin

Editor, Hay & Forage Grower

Raised on a Minnesota crop and livestock farm, Fae Holin began her career at a small Wisconsin weekly newspaper and, for the past 32 years, has been on the writing staffs of The Farmer/The Dakota Farmer, USAgriculture, The Corn and Soybean Digest and Hay & Forage Grower. Fae was named Editor of Hay & Forage Grower in 2011 after serving as its Managing Editor for seven years. She writes, edits and enjoys traveling to farms and talking with growers and ag-industry people.

New Bahiagrasses Give Southeasterners Options
Not one, not two, but three bahiagrass varieties have recently been introduced for Southern graziers and hay growers. All offer improved yields, two are
Fuel From Forages: Cellulosic Ethanol Is Close To Reality
Hay growers are used to hearing that cellulosic ethanol biofuel made from grass, wood or other non-edible plant material is just five years away, says
Cutting Ash Content In Forage
If you have clouds of dust trailing your rake, you're probably adding unnecessary ash to your forage. That can lower its quality and, if it's fed to dairy
Evaluating Hay Equipment Costs
Wondering whether a bale accumulator is worth the investment? Dreaming of a large square baler? Or drooling over your neighbor's self-propelled stacker?
Roundup Ready Advocates: Manipulating Farmers' Rights?
I read your article, Roundup Ready Reality?. Is the real story about emotion trumping science or is big business using the legal
Cornstalk Baler Is First Of Its Kind
Baling 20,000 round bales of cornstalks in a three-week harvest window used to be a challenge for custom harvester Eric Woodford especially in uncertain
Tracking Teff
Growers from Washington to New York and parts in between now have one or more years' experience with teff, an Ethiopian warm-season annual grass. For
Teff Research Update
In Pennsylvania, a horse-feeding trial examining the palatability of teff cut at vegetative, early flower and late flower stages is just getting started, says Marvin Hall, Penn State University extension forage agronomist.
Teff Management Info
Forage specialists, seed representatives and growers agree that a firm seedbed and 1/4-1/2” planting depth are essential to establishing good teff stands.
Irksome Insects
Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhopper are still primary alfalfa yield robbers around the country, say many state forage specialists and entomologists.
Roundup Ready Reality?
Is emotion trumping science in debates over the release of Roundup Ready alfalfa? Two forage specialists think so. They've put together a paper debunking
Buy Alfalfa Seed Early
Alfalfa seed prices will be higher and the supply tight again this year. So growers should buy seed early and get it delivered earlier than usual, says
Striking A Balance
With escalating costs, hay growers and dairymen need to produce quality forage as cost-effectively as possible. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin
NFTA To Create Blind Sampling Procedures
The National Forage Testing Association (NFTA) is putting a constructive spin on a recent brouhaha over blind-sample testing of selected laboratories.
Something's Different!
If you've noticed something new about Hay & Forage Grower, it may be its new coat of paint. The magazine, with nearly 23 years under its belt, now boasts

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