Friday, May 29, 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.

thirsty duck

Don’t want until temps reach the danger zone to help your animals. The most important thing producers can do is provide cool, clean water and shade.
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.
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.
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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.
money

As a beginning farmer, niche producer or small family farm, you may have more options to finding funds than the traditional outlets for a farm loan.

As you prepare for retirement, it’s a good idea to identify some trusted resources you can contact to learn more. Here are some good places to start.
pesticide application

Safety and security of pesticides are the responsibility of the applicator from the time he or she takes possession of the chemicals until they are used.
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Learn more about common airborne hazards, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent dangerous side effects or death.
fire

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

Spring planting season is right around the corner and now is the time to pull out your planters and get them ready.