Monday, March 1, 2021
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.

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

With 2016 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take charge and set some goals for the new year. Use these five tips to set solid goals for your farm in 2017.

Quick tips to make firing an employee less stressful for both the employer and employee.
calculator and finances

Understanding how much money is coming in and going out and where it is going to or coming from is an important record keeping practice on your farm.
Farmer

Improve farm safety by creating a job safety analysis that provides a written protocol for hazardous jobs and a safe step-by-step way to handle them.

As you prepare for retirement, it’s a good idea to identify some trusted resources you can contact to learn more. Here are some good places to start.

High tunnels are temporary structures that extend the growing season and can be used for a variety of vegetables, small fruits and flowers.

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

A Whole Farm Revenue Protection plan provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one policy.
loading grain bins

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