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.

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.
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.
farmers market

The start of the new year can mean a fresh approach to your farm marketing plan. Don't know where to start? These tips can help you break down the process.
Tractor lighting and visibility

Local service experts share some of the common issues they see in their shops and how to avoid them.
harvesting corn

Service experts share tips to prepare for the upcoming harvest season.
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.
chickens

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

These are the top five things young and beginning farmers should think about when it comes to their farm finances, according to Dianne Shoemaker,...
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.

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.