Wednesday, July 15, 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.

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.
lamb

Make sure your lambs get a good start by using the “clip, dip, and strip” technique in your lambing practices. It will help keep newborn lambs healthy.
tractor sprayer

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

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

Proper pesticide storage can help prolong chemical shelf life and prevent accidents.

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.