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.

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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.
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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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Inhaling molds, dust, disinfectants, pesticides, fumigants and fumes can be dangerous. Learn how to protect yourself when working on the farm.
no-till planter

Whether you have been no-till planting for years or trying it for the first time, here are some things to check before the planter leaves the shop.

Many farmers may employ youth labor to help. It’s important to know and understand youth labor laws when hiring minors for summer labor.
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Learn more about the voluntary programs NRCS offers to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance.

Spring planting season is right around the corner and now is the time to pull out your planters and get them ready.
no-till planter

Keep your no-till planter rolling in the field until the last seed drops. Here are some tips and parts to check to prevent breaking down this year.
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Price research gives farmers insight into market conditions and the amount consumers are willing to pay. Learn how to use price research to set your prices.

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.