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.

Discover how record keeping can improve overall efficiency on your farm and make tax season a breeze.
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.
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.
Tilling

Understanding a tractor’s stability — its center of gravity and stability baseline — in relation to outside forces could prevent a major accident or injury.

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.

Using a sprayer that is not calibrated correctly can be waste of chemicals and money. Follow these tips to getting your sprayer ready for the spring season.
Stark County Fair livestock auction

Stockmanship is setting cattle up to do what you want them to do. Follow these basic tips for low-stress cattle handling.

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