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.

Articles by Fae Holin
Editorial: The Weather, Change And Adapting To Both
Despite drought, snowstorms or whatever else is in the offing, farmers, like their ancestors, know how to handle adversity.
Winterkill Claims Alfalfa, Other Forages In Upper Midwest 2
Winterkill has damaged Upper Midwestern alfalfa fields; livestock producers desperately awaiting first-cutting hay need a new feeding game plan.
Do You Grow High-Fructan Horse Hay?
Many horses eat too much energy, which can be especially unhealthy if it comes as fructans.
Hay Expo Host Dairy Divvies Up Duties
Regancrest Holsteins will host the 2013 Hay Expo.
A Beautiful Spring Day At Minnesota Horse Expo
Here are photos from the Minnesota Horse Expo, being held through Sunday, April 28 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.
Custom Harvesters Tell How Shredlage Works For Them
Shredlage is less sortable and more digestible – with more physically effective fiber – than that harvested with a standard crop processor, say Shredlage LLC representatives.
Fixing Custom Forage-Harvesting Rates 2
Determining rates to mow, rake, bale or chop forage for local dairy and cow-calf producers can be a tricky business.
Minnesota Hay Bank Helps Struggling Horse Owners
Food bank for horses is looking for more funding.
Will Low Midwestern Moisture Levels Hurt First-Cut Hay?
Low soil moisture levels could dampen alfalfa and other forage growth in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, according to specialists from those states.
Early Alfalfa Hay Won’t Sell High In West
Prices for first-cutting, supreme-quality alfalfa hay should range about $200-220/ton (f.o.b. stack) in many areas of the West, $220-230/ton in California’s Imperial Valley and $240-250/ton in central California, estimated Seth Hoyt.
Bale Buggy Available In U.S. And Canada
A European manufacturer of an implement that pairs round bales for easy pickup will offer the machine for sale in the U.S. and Canada.
Spider Mites Hurt Silage-Corn Yield – And Quality
Yields can plummet by 6-10 tons/acre when spider mites infest silage corn
Eight Steps To Interseeding Alfalfa Into Bermudagrass 1
The following eight-step management plan, to interseed alfalfa into bermudagrass, was put together by Donald Wood, University of Georgia (UGA) forage breeding program coordinator
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Bermudagrass
Afalfa is literally gaining ground in the South. Traditionally bermudagrass and tall-fescue territory, the region recently is sporting fields of the perennial legume – interseeded into bermudagrass.
Shredlage Excels As Dairy Feed
More milk and no dry hay fed. Those are the advantages Steve Ziegler is seeing after switching his herd from standard corn silage to Shredlage.
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