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.

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

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.
Herd of beef cattle.

The selection of replacement heifers is important to the beef herd as a whole but can be costly. Use the following tips to make the right selections.
Ohio farm.

Learn more about common airborne hazards, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent dangerous side effects or death.
fire

Here are a few more things to consider when burning agricultural wastes in Ohio, including potential fines for breaking the law.
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.
Pennsylvania farm

Where do you see your farm or agriculture business in five to 10 years? Use these tips to develop a vision, set some goals and manage your farm or business.

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

Farmers who are considering the purchase of an irrigation system for their vegetables or small fruits must consider many factors.
calculator and finances

Understanding how much money is coming in and going out and where it is going to or coming from is an important record keeping practice on your farm.