Thursday, October 22, 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.

With 2016 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take charge and set some goals for the new year. Use these five tips to set solid goals for your farm in 2017.

Virtually all employees engaged in agriculture are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, some small farm operations and those with mostly family...

Economic losses in dairy herd production can often be attributed to foot problems. Learn more about potential issues and how they can affect your herd.
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A price strategy can help attract new customers, increase sales volume, boost revenue and gain access to new markets. Learn to use these five strategies.

Farming is an ever-changing business that needs careful attention to be successful. Here are seven tips for all farmers to consider.
irrigation

Whether you are using a well or surface water to irrigate, the primary components of an irrigation system are often similar, if not identical.
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So, should you buy a new or used tractor? Check out these final considerations to make the best decision for your farm.

High tunnels are temporary structures that extend the growing season and can be used for a variety of vegetables, small fruits and flowers.

Learn how to protect your farm workers and your personal property from theft, and natural disaster.
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The balance sheet is a snapshot of what the farm business owns (assets) and what it owes (liabilities). Do your first farm balance sheet when you begin farming.