Thursday, September 19, 2019
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.

grazing pasture

The are many factors that play a role in pasture productivity. Here are nine things to consider when walking your pastures.
tractor on the road

Farmers play a big role in road safety, too. Check out these tips to reduce hazards when taking wide equipment onto the road.
Ohio farmland

Unsure about the legalities surrounding farmland leases? Check out these five things you should know before making an agreement.
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.

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.
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.

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

Think you might be interested in raising a small flock of chickens? Here are some basic considerations for backyard and small-scale producers.
farmland

There are many reasons for a farm to consider growing, even in today’s environment of tight margins. Here are nine options for expanding the farm business.
pennsylvania

An expansion can give a farm a lot of advantages, but producers should ask these 10 questions before making a decision.
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