Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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.

Family members can be some of the toughest co-workers to have. Check out these tips to open the lines of communication on your family farm.

High tunnels are temporary structures that extend the growing season and can be used for a variety of vegetables, small fruits and flowers.

How can you expect to grow if you don’t know what it is you actually want to achieve? A mission statement is a guiding light for your farm or ag business.
money

Farmers may not have the same financial options to save for retirement as large companies, but they still have options. Learn more about those options.
Tilling

Understanding a tractor’s stability — its center of gravity and stability baseline — in relation to outside forces could prevent a major accident or injury.
tractors

Purchasing a tractor or piece of farm equipment is a big investment. Learn what to consider in this beginner's guide to buying a tractor.