Friday, January 27, 2023
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.

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.
fire

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

The secure storage of pesticides ensures safety and prevents misuse. Learn more about building a pesticide storage unit and using safe storage practices.
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.
spinach

Plant root depth, canopy development, growth habits, and nutrient requirements in a given climate largely determine the irrigation schedule.
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.

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.
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.
Ohio farm.

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

When employing young people on your farm, be sure you know and understand the regulations surrounding their position. Staying current with new guidelines and...