Sunday, January 24, 2021
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.
Dairy cow.

Entering the hottest months of the year, it’s time to get familiar with the signs of heat stress and how you can keep your dairy herd healthy and happy.

Spring planting season is right around the corner and now is the time to pull out your planters and get them ready.
holstein cattle

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

Understanding a tractor’s stability — its center of gravity and stability baseline — in relation to outside forces could prevent a major accident or injury.

Learn how to protect your farm workers and your personal property from theft, and natural disaster.
Herd of beef cattle.

The selection of replacement heifers is important to the beef herd as a whole but can be costly. Use the following tips to make the right selections.
tractor

Learn how to inspect a used tractor before buying it. Check out these tips for evaluating a tractor’s appearance, performance and overall condition.

Quick tips to make firing an employee less stressful for both the employer and employee.
farmland

There are many reasons for a farm to consider growing, even in today’s environment of tight margins. Here are nine options for expanding the farm business.