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.

Highly Digestible Feed
Reducing lignin in alfalfa can improve fiber digestibility in cows and lambs by up to 10%, according to feeding trial results from Dave Mertens, U.S.
Autosteer Advice For Custom Operators
Growers and custom harvesters are more likely to buy global positioning systems (GPS) for autosteer and other capabilities this year than in the past.
The Machinery Market
Although custom harvesters may not find many good deals on new equipment this year, there may be a little more of it available, say several ag equipment
Custom Forage Businesses: All In The Family
Working with family can be challenging. But for two custom operations, family is a strength and business advantage. Luke and Kathy Vander Kinter are part
Harvesters Should Pick Employees Carefully
If you know what management-type boss you are and then hire and supervise employees according to that type, they'll be happier, more efficient and likely
Cellulosic Ethanol Companies Request Ag Manufacturing Expertise
Companies hoping to cash in on the cellulosic ethanol market are calling on ag equipment manufacturers for new, existing or altered equipment that can
A Lender's Lessons On Business Survival
Operating costs are typically 55% of gross sales for the large custom harvesters lender John Mortier works with. That means that less than half of their
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.

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