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.

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.

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.
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.
calculator and finances

Understanding how much money is coming in and going out and where it is going to or coming from is an important record keeping practice on your farm.

Use these tips to better help you manage time and find a balance between your family and farm.
wheat field

The Natural Resources Conservation Service offers funding opportunities for landowners. Find out how to get NRCS assistance in five steps.
tractor

Learn how to inspect a used tractor before buying it. Check out these tips for evaluating a tractor’s appearance, performance and overall condition.
Angus cattle grazing

Animals can be unpredictable. No matter how well you think you know your livestock, something could spook them, causing the animal to react quickly and violently.
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An expansion can give a farm a lot of advantages, but producers should ask these 10 questions before making a decision.

Small changes occur in the skin each time it is exposed to sunlight. Here are some things to consider before working long hours in the sun this summer.