Friday, April 12, 2024
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 accidents and emergencies can happen anytime. Preplanning is an important step in farm safety.

Good help is hard to find. Here are some quick tips for keeping good workers.
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.
bumper pull trailer

With fair season underway, it’s a good time to consider the safety of yourself and your animals when loading a livestock trailer.
fencing on farm

Planning is the key to ensuring fencing is installed properly and you're getting the most out of your investment.
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.
wisconsin

Farming is an ever-changing business that needs careful attention to be successful. Here are seven tips for all farmers to consider.

Choose between board, barbed wire, woven wire, cable, mesh, high-tensile, electric or a combination of any of these to best suit your farm fencing needs.
fire

Ohio has laws for open burning, even on farms. Check out these “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to burning agricultural wastes.

Tagging livestock is an important part of animal identification but must be done properly to keep the animal from losing its tag or getting an infection.