Friday, March 24, 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.

Need time to catch up with your debt? Learn more about these seven ways farmers can manage their financial liabilities.

Learn more about practical ways you can manage your income and cash flow.

With low prices affecting most grain and livestock operations, it’s easy to find yourself financially stressed. Here are tips from experts to manage it.

Making sure equipment and pens are ready ahead of time means less stress on you and the animal.

Whether you are new to the farming business or just looking to revamp your marketing plans this year, here are some tips to point you in the right direction.

How can you expect to grow if you don’t know what it is you actually want to achieve? A mission statement is a guiding light for your farm or ag business.

With 2016 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take charge and set some goals for the new year. Use these five tips to set solid goals for your farm in 2017.

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency offers protection to livestock producers in two main policy types: Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection.

A Whole Farm Revenue Protection plan provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one policy.

The most common questions surrounding crop insurance have been answered. Find out if you need it, understand the types and avoid frequently-made mistakes.
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