Wednesday, May 27, 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.

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.

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

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

Choose between board, barbed wire, woven wire, cable, mesh, high-tensile, electric or a combination of any of these to best suit your farm fencing needs.
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.
kids in barn

Farm children start working on the farm from a young age, but making sure they are taking on farm tasks they can handle can help prevent farm accidents.

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.
bumper pull trailer

With fair season underway, it’s a good time to consider the safety of yourself and your animals when loading a livestock trailer.
Pricing banner

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.