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.

Many farmers may employ youth labor to help. It’s important to know and understand youth labor laws when hiring minors for summer labor.
farm scene

When it comes to personal property, farmers and rural landowners have a lot at stake. Learn more about how to better protect your personal assets.

Spring planting season is right around the corner and now is the time to pull out your planters and get them ready.
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.
kids in barn

Farm children start working on the farm from a young age, but making sure they are taking on farm tasks they can handle can help prevent farm accidents.
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.

Insurance is one of the most common risk management tools farmers and agriculture business owners take advantage of to protect their investments.
cows

Check out these five tips from the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on managing and preventing dairy cow foot problems.

Proper pesticide storage can help prolong chemical shelf life and prevent accidents.

A properly built and well-maintained fence can last a long time. A maintenance program can help you stay on schedule with routine fence checks and repairs.