Wednesday, July 15, 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.

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.
drone in sky

If you’re interested in a birds-eye view, here are some tips on selecting the drone that’s right for your farm.

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.
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.
Angus cattle grazing

Animals can be unpredictable. No matter how well you think you know your livestock, something could spook them, causing the animal to react quickly and violently.
Dairy cow.

Entering the hottest months of the year, it’s time to get familiar with the signs of heat stress and how you can keep your dairy herd healthy and happy.

In the event of a fire or hay smoldering, a fire department should be contacted immediately. However, there are ways you can reduce the damage.

With low prices affecting most grain and livestock operations, it’s easy to find yourself financially stressed. Here are tips from experts to manage it.
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.

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