Thursday, September 19, 2019
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.

Check out these five tips from the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on managing and preventing dairy cow foot problems.
sunset on a farm

Your retirement plan can change many times, but you should at least know your goals and how you will achieve them.
no-till planter

Whether you have been no-till planting for years or trying it for the first time, here are some things to check before the planter leaves the shop.
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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.
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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.
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Learn how to price your farm products and set your farm on the path to profitability by using these seven numbers to help clarify your costs.

How can you expect to grow if you don’t know what it is you actually want to achieve? A mission statement is a guiding light for your farm or ag business.
tractor on the road

Farmers play a big role in road safety, too. Check out these tips to reduce hazards when taking wide equipment onto the road.
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.

Insurance is one of the most common risk management tools farmers and agriculture business owners take advantage of to protect their investments.
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