Thursday, February 22, 2024
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.

fire

Here are a few more things to consider when burning agricultural wastes in Ohio, including potential fines for breaking the law.
farmland

NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment.

National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 17-23. Celebrate this year by making sure farm chemicals are kept safe.
Farm field

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a federal agency within the USDA that assists farmers and landowners in conserving land and natural resources.
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.
farmers market

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.

Carving out time for family meetings gives the whole family an opportunity to address issues that affect the family and farm and, hopefully, resolve a few.
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.
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.
Ohio farm.

Learn more about common airborne hazards, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent dangerous side effects or death.