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.

Proper calibration prevents seed skips, doubles and seeds planted at an incorrect depth, which could mean wasted seed and money.
farmland

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

Not quite ready to leave the shop yet with your no-till planter? Here are a few more tips before you hit the ground running.

The Clean and Green Act encourages protection of farmland, forestland and open spaces. It can lower the property tax rate for most landowners who enroll.
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.

The most common questions surrounding crop insurance have been answered. Find out if you need it, understand the types and avoid frequently-made mistakes.
tractor sprayer

Inhaling molds, dust, disinfectants, pesticides, fumigants and fumes can be dangerous. Learn how to protect yourself when working on the farm.
sunset tractor

Here are six ways to help family farm teams make effective decisions that will benefit the long-term goals of 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.

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