Friday, April 12, 2024
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.

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An expansion can give a farm a lot of advantages, but producers should ask these 10 questions before making a decision.

Tagging livestock is an important part of animal identification but must be done properly to keep the animal from losing its tag or getting an infection.

The Clean and Green Act encourages protection of farmland, forestland and open spaces. It can lower the property tax rate for most landowners who enroll.

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.
piglets

Making sure equipment and pens are ready ahead of time means less stress on you and the animal.
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.

Liability coverage has two purposes: to make payments on your behalf to an injured party, and to defend you against lawsuits brought by a third party.
orchard

Fall is a busy time of year for agritourism. Whether you’re planning a corn maze, a farm festival or a tour of the farm, here are some things to consider.
Tractor lighting and visibility

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

Check out these five tips from the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on managing and preventing dairy cow foot problems.