Thursday, April 19, 2018
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.

Herd of beef cattle.

The selection of replacement heifers is important to the beef herd as a whole but can be costly. Use the following tips to make the right selections.
Ohio farm

Farmers rely on electricity to perform a number of tasks involving lighting, tools and equipment. Here are basic safety tips for working with electricity.
Farmer

Improve farm safety by creating a job safety analysis that provides a written protocol for hazardous jobs and a safe step-by-step way to handle them.
lamb

Make sure your lambs get a good start by using the “clip, dip, and strip” technique in your lambing practices. It will help keep newborn lambs healthy.
Pennsylvania farm

Where do you see your farm or agriculture business in five to 10 years? Use these tips to develop a vision, set some goals and manage your farm or business.
Stark County Fair livestock auction

Stockmanship is setting cattle up to do what you want them to do. Follow these basic tips for low-stress cattle handling.
Massey Ferguson tractors

So, should you buy a new or used tractor? Check out these final considerations to make the best decision for your farm.
tractor

Learn how to inspect a used tractor before buying it. Check out these tips for evaluating a tractor’s appearance, performance and overall condition.
tractors

Purchasing a tractor or piece of farm equipment is a big investment. Learn what to consider in this beginner's guide to buying a tractor.
farmers market

The start of the new year can mean a fresh approach to your farm marketing plan. Don't know where to start? These tips can help you break down the process.
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