Thursday, October 22, 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.

farmers market

Shopping at farmers markets, you can get good deals on fresh farm products. But you also need to consider these food safety tips to keep your family safe.
drone in sky

If you’re interested in a birds-eye view, here are some tips on selecting the drone that’s right for your farm.

Farm accidents and emergencies can happen anytime. Preplanning is an important step in farm safety.
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.

Liability coverage has two purposes: to make payments on your behalf to an injured party, and to defend you against lawsuits brought by a third party.

Fall is a busy time of year for agritourism. Whether you’re planning a corn maze, a farm festival or a tour of the farm, here are some things to consider.

Most hay fires occur within the first six weeks after baling. Moisture content is the main factor that causes hay and straw to spontaneously combust.
Ohio farm.

Learn more about common airborne hazards, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent dangerous side effects or death.
money

As a beginning farmer, niche producer or small family farm, you may have more options to finding funds than the traditional outlets for a farm loan.

Making sure equipment and pens are ready ahead of time means less stress on you and the animal.