Wednesday, July 15, 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.

Tractor lighting and visibility

Local service experts share some of the common issues they see in their shops and how to avoid them.

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.

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...
thirsty duck

Don’t want until temps reach the danger zone to help your animals. The most important thing producers can do is provide cool, clean water and shade.

Before installing an electric fence consider these 10 tips to promote efficiency and safety.
money

As a beginning farmer, niche producer or small family farm, you may have more options to finding funds than the traditional outlets for a farm loan.

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.

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.
farmers market

The start of the new year can mean a fresh approach to your farm marketing plan. Don't know where to start? These tips can help you break down the process.
corn kernels and dollar bills

These are the top five things young and beginning farmers should think about when it comes to their farm finances, according to Dianne Shoemaker,...