Babel Fish from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela In a business like dairy, communication can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Communicating issues of safety, animal health and welfare,…

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Innovate your own App

In Paul Harvey’s “So God made a Farmer” speech he says “I (God) need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps.” Mr. Harvey is talking about the resourceful and…

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Google Drive Demos

These links are demos of a Google Drive app I use as an example on Dairy Today Magazine. First click the form link. After submitting a form, then click on the Data link to view and sort the data. You can use the filter feature of Google Spreadsheet to view only specific data. Small Herd…

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Mobile Margin Management

Hedging, risk management, margin management, whatever you call it, it’s a pain in the butt. But like it or not, volatility in the milk and feed markets pretty much requires us to find some way to protect our bottom line. There are many tools available on the Internet and mobile phones to help you with…

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Say more than cheese

One of the most interesting aspects of mobile technology is its ability to bust age-old adages like, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” In 1911, this seemed like a good way to describe the concept of absorbing a lot of information quickly. But these days, pictures can be worth more than gold and the…

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Youtube University

Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” In Ford’s day the idea of lifelong learning largely revolved around libraries and night classes. In our time we have many options for giving our aging brains a workout. Even on the farm and…

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Take the email bull by the horns

Action expresses priorities – Gandhi This quote is taped to my truck’s visor as a reminder to stay focused on the important tasks of the day. However, this attitude about priorities falls apart when it comes to email. There are a lot of important things happening in email but it can command much more time…