Thursday, September 19, 2019
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.

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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.

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

Learn how to protect your farm workers and your personal property from theft, and natural disaster.

Learn to navigate through Ohio's Current Agricultural Use Value legislation to find out if you qualify.

In June, Ohio passed a state law allowing multipurpose farm utility vehicles to drive on all roads, except highways.

Learn more about livestock management techniques that can reduce your herd's risk for parasite infection, and stop its spread when cases are discovered.

Before installing an electric fence consider these 10 tips to promote efficiency and safety.
Massey Ferguson tractors

So, should you buy a new or used tractor? Check out these final considerations to make the best decision for your farm.

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.
Tilling

Understanding a tractor’s stability — its center of gravity and stability baseline — in relation to outside forces could prevent a major accident or injury.
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