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.

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
Panelists Debate RR Alfalfa Contamination Issue
Possible contamination of conventional alfalfa’s seed supply by Roundup Ready alfalfa was a hot point of the most recent debate over whether or not the transgenic crop should again be legalized
Milking Once A Day
By milking once a day Cliff Hawbaker needs less labor and fewer inputs – and has happier cows – than when they were milked more frequently.
Aiming For Answers
Nebraska hay growers have been frustrated for years with wide variations in forage-test results from laboratories. Big differences in relative feed value
Fascinated With Forage
Don Myers raises alfalfa, corn and soybeans on a picturesque parcel in Pennsylvania. The 80 acres of tillable land on the small farm he and his brother,
A Healthy Alternative
A cubed total mixed ration (TMR) of alfalfa, other hay and added nutrients for horses is a healthy alternative to feeding hay with commercial feed supplements,
Making The Cut
Tony Armstrong was getting tired of losing $30 pocketknives after cutting twine or net-wrap from bales fed to his 100-head beef herd near Kaycee, WY,
Alfalfa Seed Growers Fight Lygus Bugs
Despite having three new insecticides with new chemistries registered, alfalfa seed growers still have a
Insight From Blind Samples
Hay growers, buyers and forage testing labs have been at odds over the accuracy and consistency of test results for years. Last fall, two farmer groups,
Piling Silage
Dennis Peckman has had 10 years of experience with drive-over silage piles. Obviously, he's sold on this system that offers him storage and feed-out flexibility.
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