Sunday, June 25, 2017
Farming 101

Farming 101

Farm and Dairy is featuring a series of “101” columns throughout the year to help young and beginning farmers master farm living. From finances to management to machinery repair and animal care, farmers do it all.

In the event of a fire or hay smoldering, a fire department should be contacted immediately. However, there are ways you can reduce the damage.

Most hay fires occur within the first six weeks after baling. Moisture content is the main factor that causes hay and straw to spontaneously combust.

A properly built and well-maintained fence can last a long time. A maintenance program can help you stay on schedule with routine fence checks and repairs.

Before installing an electric fence consider these 10 tips to promote efficiency and safety.

Choose between board, barbed wire, woven wire, cable, mesh, high-tensile, electric or a combination of any of these to best suit your farm fencing needs.
fencing on farm

Planning is the key to ensuring fencing is installed properly and you're getting the most out of your investment.

Using a sprayer that is not calibrated correctly can be waste of chemicals and money. Follow these tips to getting your sprayer ready for the spring season.

Proper calibration prevents seed skips, doubles and seeds planted at an incorrect depth, which could mean wasted seed and money.

Spring planting season is right around the corner and now is the time to pull out your planters and get them ready.

Learn how to protect your farm workers and your personal property from theft, and natural disaster.
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