Friday, May 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.

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.
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.

Liability coverage has two purposes: to make payments on your behalf to an injured party, and to defend you against lawsuits brought by a third party.
bumper pull trailer

With fair season underway, it’s a good time to consider the safety of yourself and your animals when loading a livestock trailer.

The power take-off shaft powers implements attached to the tractor. It is important to recognize that PTO shafts rotate at a speed faster than...
dollar bills

Before approaching a lender, ask yourself: How much money do I need? Why do I need it? And how will I pay it back?

Here are some ways to prevent health issues during and after shows throughout fair season.

Laws and regulations for multipurpose farm utility vehicles differ from one municipality to another in Pennsylvania.
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.
piglets

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency offers protection to livestock producers in two main policy types: Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection.