Sunday, March 29, 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.

piglets

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency offers protection to livestock producers in two main policy types: Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection.

Learn how to protect your farm workers and your personal property from theft, and natural disaster.

With 2016 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take charge and set some goals for the new year. Use these five tips to set solid goals for your farm in 2017.
Thiele Dairy Farm

If you're thinking of investing in a drone, you probably want to know how it can improve farm management. Find out the top uses for a drone on the farm.
chickens

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

Farmers who are considering the purchase of an irrigation system for their vegetables or small fruits must consider many factors.

Here are some ways to prevent health issues during and after shows throughout fair season.
drone in sky

If you’re interested in a birds-eye view, here are some tips on selecting the drone that’s right for your farm.
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.
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.