Friday, February 21, 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.

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.
farmland

There are many reasons for a farm to consider growing, even in today’s environment of tight margins. Here are nine options for expanding the farm business.

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

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.
Angus cattle grazing

Animals can be unpredictable. No matter how well you think you know your livestock, something could spook them, causing the animal to react quickly and violently.

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.
Wagyu herd.

What do you know about Wagyu beef? Learn why this high prime cut of beef is sought after.
potato field irrigation system

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

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

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