Monday, February 26, 2024
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.

holstein cattle

Whatever your background or experience, there are some things you need to consider before starting your own dairy farm.
fencing on farm

Planning is the key to ensuring fencing is installed properly and you're getting the most out of your investment.
potato field irrigation system

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

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

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.
chickens

Think you might be interested in raising a small flock of chickens? Here are some basic considerations for backyard and small-scale producers.

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.

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

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