Sunday, January 24, 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.

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

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money

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.
Tilling

Understanding a tractor’s stability — its center of gravity and stability baseline — in relation to outside forces could prevent a major accident or injury.

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...
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A business plan should be realistic, simple, specific and complete. Break your business plan up into these 5 sections to make it less overwhelming to write.
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.
sunset tractor

Here are six ways to help family farm teams make effective decisions that will benefit the long-term goals of the farm.

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.
Ohio farm

Farmers rely on electricity to perform a number of tasks involving lighting, tools and equipment. Here are basic safety tips for working with electricity.