Saturday, July 4, 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.

chickens

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

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.

Virtually all employees engaged in agriculture are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, some small farm operations and those with mostly family...

In June, Ohio passed a state law allowing multipurpose farm utility vehicles to drive on all roads, except highways.
grazing pasture

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

Learn how to inspect a used tractor before buying it. Check out these tips for evaluating a tractor’s appearance, performance and overall condition.
Dairy cow.

Entering the hottest months of the year, it’s time to get familiar with the signs of heat stress and how you can keep your dairy herd healthy and happy.
fencing on farm

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

The balance sheet is a snapshot of what the farm business owns (assets) and what it owes (liabilities). Do your first farm balance sheet when you begin farming.