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.

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.
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Your retirement plan can change many times, but you should at least know your goals and how you will achieve them.
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Farmers may not have the same financial options to save for retirement as large companies, but they still have options. Learn more about those options.

How you want to spend your retirement is determined long before you reach your senior years. Learn how to plan ahead to retire from farming.
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service offers funding opportunities for landowners. Find out how to get NRCS assistance in five steps.
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NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment.
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Learn more about the voluntary programs NRCS offers to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance.
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Developing a good conservation plan is the first step to managing natural resources on your farm and ensuring they remain available for future generations.
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a federal agency within the USDA that assists farmers and landowners in conserving land and natural resources.
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Inhaling molds, dust, disinfectants, pesticides, fumigants and fumes can be dangerous. Learn how to protect yourself when working on the farm.