Sunday, March 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.

Farm field

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a federal agency within the USDA that assists farmers and landowners in conserving land and natural resources.

When employing young people on your farm, be sure you know and understand the regulations surrounding their position. Staying current with new guidelines and...
Farmer

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.

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.

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.
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Completing records results in finding problems within the herd faster and correcting those problems sooner — minimizing production loss.