Friday, January 27, 2023
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.

harvesting corn

Service experts share tips to prepare for the upcoming harvest season.
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.
corn kernels and dollar bills

These are the top five things young and beginning farmers should think about when it comes to their farm finances, according to Dianne Shoemaker,...
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.
savings jars

With a little planning and patience, young farmers can save for the future.

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.

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...
piglets

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

Whether you are new to the farming business or just looking to revamp your marketing plans this year, here are some tips to point you in the right direction.
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?