Friday, May 24, 2024
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.

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

Identify what activities can be reported as farming activities and check out these quick tips for filing farm taxes.

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.
orchard

Fall is a busy time of year for agritourism. Whether you’re planning a corn maze, a farm festival or a tour of the farm, here are some things to consider.
tractor on the road

Farmers play a big role in road safety, too. Check out these tips to reduce hazards when taking wide equipment onto the road.
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.

Learn how to protect your farm workers and your personal property from theft, and natural disaster.
Massey Ferguson tractors

So, should you buy a new or used tractor? Check out these final considerations to make the best decision for your farm.

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?