Tuesday, February 20, 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.

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?

Liability coverage has two purposes: to make payments on your behalf to an injured party, and to defend you against lawsuits brought by a third party.
winter farm tractor

Learn more about making preparations for proper storage of farm equipment over the winter.

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.
Thiele Dairy Farm

If you're thinking of investing in a drone, you probably want to know how it can improve farm management. Find out the top uses for a drone on the farm.

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

In the event of a fire or hay smoldering, a fire department should be contacted immediately. However, there are ways you can reduce the damage.
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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.

The most common questions surrounding crop insurance have been answered. Find out if you need it, understand the types and avoid frequently-made mistakes.

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.