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.

Spring planting season is right around the corner and now is the time to pull out your planters and get them ready.

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

Small changes occur in the skin each time it is exposed to sunlight. Here are some things to consider before working long hours in the sun this summer.
harvesting corn

Service experts share tips to prepare for the upcoming harvest season.
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 to navigate through Ohio's Current Agricultural Use Value legislation to find out if you qualify.
Ohio farm

Farmers rely on electricity to perform a number of tasks involving lighting, tools and equipment. Here are basic safety tips for working with electricity.

Proper calibration prevents seed skips, doubles and seeds planted at an incorrect depth, which could mean wasted seed and money.

Whether you are new to the farming business or just looking to revamp your marketing plans this year, here are some tips to point you in the right direction.