Fae Holin

Editor, Hay & Forage Grower, Penton

Raised on a Minnesota crop and livestock farm, Editor Fae Holin has more than a decade of writing experience with Hay & Forage Grower after working 22 years with The Farmer/The Dakota Farmer, USAgriculture and The Corn and Soybean Digest magazines. She writes, edits and enjoys traveling to farms and talking with growers and ag-industry people. She'll share some of her experiences, as well as her observations of the forage industry.

Posts by Fae Holin

in Cutting Edges Nov 20, 2014

The Proverbial Needle In A Haystack

The saying "finding a needle in a haystack" took on new meaning during my farm visit to Utah this year....More
in Cutting Edges Mar 31, 2014

Growers, Hay Groups Offer Optimism

Hay growers and the industry are optimistic about forages, funding and the future....More
in Cutting Edges Jan 05, 2014

When A Cold Snap Hits … The Animals Come First

Growing up on a livestock farm meant chores for us several times a day – more than usual during bitter cold weather....More
in Cutting Edges Dec 30, 2013

Yield: Is It The Alfalfa Or Its Management?

Does alfalfa have a higher yield potential than growers take advantage of?....More
in Cutting Edges Nov 11, 2013

How Much Has Farming Changed?

Farming's still a lot of work, but creative farmers and manufacturers are taking some of the pain out of the equation....More
in Cutting Edges Oct 08, 2013

Are Producers Connecting With Consumers?

Consumers generally don't understand farm businesses and the disconnect between them and farmers is widening. How are you reaching city folk?....More
in Cutting Edges Aug 16, 2013

I Absorb More About Forages When I Keep My Mouth Shut ...

Here’s a taste of what I learned this summer about wide swaths, alfalfa breeding, mob grazing, cool-season grasses and perseverance....More
in Cutting Edges Jul 07, 2013

What I Learned About Cool-Season Grasses

It's a combination of art and science to learn how to identify different grasses. Can you point out if a ryegrass is annual or perennial?....More
in Cutting Edges Jul 01, 2013

Yes, Another Safety Reminder!

Slow down, turn machinery off before tinkering, handle chemicals carefully. In other words, stay safe....More
in Cutting Edges Jun 28, 2013

Handing Over The Controls In An Emergency

Farmers/producers are used to weathering challenges. That doesn't mean they have to like them....More

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