Friday, September 30, 2022
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.
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.

The most common questions surrounding crop insurance have been answered. Find out if you need it, understand the types and avoid frequently-made mistakes.
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Price research gives farmers insight into market conditions and the amount consumers are willing to pay. Learn how to use price research to set your prices.
Tractor lighting and visibility

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

Developing a good conservation plan is the first step to managing natural resources on your farm and ensuring they remain available for future generations.

Using a sprayer that is not calibrated correctly can be waste of chemicals and money. Follow these tips to getting your sprayer ready for the spring season.

Proper calibration prevents seed skips, doubles and seeds planted at an incorrect depth, which could mean wasted seed and money.
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Learn more about common airborne hazards, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent dangerous side effects or death.

The power take-off shaft powers implements attached to the tractor. It is important to recognize that PTO shafts rotate at a speed faster than...