Monday, May 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.

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.
farmland

Learn more about the voluntary programs NRCS offers to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance.

Many farmers may employ youth labor to help. It’s important to know and understand youth labor laws when hiring minors for summer labor.
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.

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

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.
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.
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.

A Whole Farm Revenue Protection plan provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one policy.
spinach

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