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.

A properly built and well-maintained fence can last a long time. A maintenance program can help you stay on schedule with routine fence checks and repairs.
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.

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

Developing a good conservation plan is the first step to managing natural resources on your farm and ensuring they remain available for future generations.
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.
laptop

A business plan should be realistic, simple, specific and complete. Break your business plan up into these 5 sections to make it less overwhelming to write.

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.

Farm accidents and emergencies can happen anytime. Preplanning is an important step in farm safety.
loading grain bins

Farm safety kits should include items to handle a major trauma. Here are 6 tips for creating a farm safety kit.

If you can't resolve financial stress before it's severe, selling inventory and capital assets or liquidating cash and investments can help.