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.

Pennsylvania farm

Where do you see your farm or agriculture business in five to 10 years? Use these tips to develop a vision, set some goals and manage your farm or business.
sunset on a farm

Your retirement plan can change many times, but you should at least know your goals and how you will achieve them.
farm scene

When it comes to personal property, farmers and rural landowners have a lot at stake. Learn more about how to better protect your personal assets.

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

Family members can be some of the toughest co-workers to have. Check out these tips to open the lines of communication on your family farm.

Identify what activities can be reported as farming activities and check out these quick tips for filing farm taxes.
kids in barn

Farm children start working on the farm from a young age, but making sure they are taking on farm tasks they can handle can help prevent farm accidents.

Before installing an electric fence consider these 10 tips to promote efficiency and safety.

Carving out time for family meetings gives the whole family an opportunity to address issues that affect the family and farm and, hopefully, resolve a few.
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.