Sunday, October 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.

Good help is hard to find. Here are some quick tips for keeping good workers.
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.
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.
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.
loading grain bins

Farm safety kits should include items to handle a major trauma. Here are 6 tips for creating a farm safety kit.

In June, Ohio passed a state law allowing multipurpose farm utility vehicles to drive on all roads, except highways.

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

How you want to spend your retirement is determined long before you reach your senior years. Learn how to plan ahead to retire from farming.
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.