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.

chickens

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

A business plan should be realistic, simple, specific and complete. Break your business plan up into these 5 sections to make it less overwhelming to write.
Thiele Dairy Farm

If you're thinking of investing in a drone, you probably want to know how it can improve farm management. Find out the top uses for a drone on the farm.
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.

Tagging livestock is an important part of animal identification but must be done properly to keep the animal from losing its tag or getting an infection.
Tractor lighting and visibility

Local service experts share some of the common issues they see in their shops and how to avoid them.
potato field irrigation system

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

Unsure about the legalities surrounding farmland leases? Check out these five things you should know before making an agreement.
piggy bank

Need time to catch up with your debt? Learn more about these seven ways farmers can manage their financial liabilities.

Here are some ways to prevent health issues during and after shows throughout fair season.