Neil Tietz

Editor Emeritus, Hay & Forage Grower

Neil Tietz has more than 40 years of experience in agricultural journalism, including work on The Farmer/The Dakota Farmer magazine, Dairy Herd Management, The Corn and Soybean Digest and Hay & Forage Grower. Neil has also served on an advisory committee to the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science, and received the Minnesota Forage and Grassland Council Outstanding Service Award. Neil holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and is regarded as one of the best copy editors in the farm publishing business.

Articles by Neil Tietz
Wisconsin Legislators Tackle Road-Use Law
A new law governing the operation of farm equipment on public roads was moving toward final approval by the Wisconsin State Legislature early this month.
Hay Bale Converters Unroll More Profit
David Goolsby is using a bale converter to turn stored Bermudagrass round bales into small squares as orders come in.
Get Terrific Tonnage From Soybean Hay
One cutting of soybean hay can yield as much tonnage as alfalfa cut four times.
Don’t Eyeball Bale Weights
Farmers need to know how much their round bales weigh to accurately feed and buy or sell them.
Corn-Soybean Silage May Cut Feed Costs
Silage made from a corn-soybean combination could benefit dairy and beef producers.
Make On-Farm Fuel With Mobile Pelletizer
A mobile pelletizer, possibly the first of its kind in the U.S., turns low-quality hay into grass pellets to use as fuel.
Know Your Net Wrap
Get dependable performance from round-bale net wrap by knowing the product and your baler.
Superbowl Judges ‘Sense’ Winning Contest Entries
Visual evaluations account for 30% of the final scores in the World Forage Analysis Superbowl.
Quality Contest Winner Gets High Yields, Too
Doug Kerfeld isn't sacrificing quality on his way to 10-ton/acre alfalfa. He won the World Forage Analysis Superbowl in 2013.
Hay Maze Helps School Raise Money
A hay maze helps a Florida school raise money to purchase iPads and other technology.
Remove Roundup Ready Alfalfa With Fall Herbicides
Remove old Roundup Ready alfalfa stands in no-till situations by applying herbicide in fall.
Fast-Growing Emergency Feeds For Dairies
BMR sudangrass and BMR sorghum-sudan can be used by dairies as emergency forages – but those in cool climes beware.
Alfalfa Product Is Healthy Alternative To Chewing Tobacco
Holt Tobaccoless Chew is made from alfalfa and other ingredients.
Online Tool Can Help Reduce Baling Costs
A new online tool helps determine which Cordex Agri products work best for different baler models.
Go East For Hay
Eastern U.S. growers expect to have plenty of hay for sale in 2013; Westerners have been hit by drought.
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