Monday, May 25, 2020
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.

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Completing records results in finding problems within the herd faster and correcting those problems sooner — minimizing production loss.

When employing young people on your farm, be sure you know and understand the regulations surrounding their position. Staying current with new guidelines and...
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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.
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Entering the hottest months of the year, it’s time to get familiar with the signs of heat stress and how you can keep your dairy herd healthy and happy.

National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 17-23. Celebrate this year by making sure farm chemicals are kept safe.
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Inhaling molds, dust, disinfectants, pesticides, fumigants and fumes can be dangerous. Learn how to protect yourself when working on the farm.
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Learn how to price your farm products and set your farm on the path to profitability by using these seven numbers to help clarify your costs.
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Your retirement plan can change many times, but you should at least know your goals and how you will achieve them.
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Shopping at farmers markets, you can get good deals on fresh farm products. But you also need to consider these food safety tips to keep your family safe.
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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.