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.

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.
farmland

NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment.

Learn to navigate through Ohio's Current Agricultural Use Value legislation to find out if you qualify.
chickens

Think you might be interested in raising a small flock of chickens? Here are some basic considerations for backyard and small-scale producers.
potato field irrigation system

Farmers who are considering the purchase of an irrigation system for their vegetables or small fruits must consider many factors.

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.

Insurance is one of the most common risk management tools farmers and agriculture business owners take advantage of to protect their investments.
Wagyu herd.

What do you know about Wagyu beef? Learn why this high prime cut of beef is sought after.

Many farmers may employ youth labor to help. It’s important to know and understand youth labor laws when hiring minors for summer labor.
Thiele Dairy Farm

If you're thinking of investing in a drone, you probably want to know how it can improve farm management. Find out the top uses for a drone on the farm.