Tuesday, June 2, 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.

Show season brings new concerns for livestock health. Learn more about ways to keep livestock healthy before taking them to the fair.

Good help is hard to find. Here are some quick tips for keeping good workers.
savings jars

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

Use these tips to better help you manage time and find a balance between your family and farm.
tractors

Purchasing a tractor or piece of farm equipment is a big investment. Learn what to consider in this beginner's guide to buying a tractor.
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.

Using a sprayer that is not calibrated correctly can be waste of chemicals and money. Follow these tips to getting your sprayer ready for the spring season.

Small changes occur in the skin each time it is exposed to sunlight. Here are some things to consider before working long hours in the sun this summer.

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.

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.