Sunday, March 29, 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.

Many farmers may employ youth labor to help. It’s important to know and understand youth labor laws when hiring minors for summer labor.

Virtually all employees engaged in agriculture are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, some small farm operations and those with mostly family...
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Improve farm safety by creating a job safety analysis that provides a written protocol for hazardous jobs and a safe step-by-step way to handle them.

Show season brings new concerns for livestock health. Learn more about ways to keep livestock healthy before taking them to the fair.

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.

Before installing an electric fence consider these 10 tips to promote efficiency and safety.
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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.

Good help is hard to find. Here are some quick tips for keeping good workers.
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Learn more about common airborne hazards, what symptoms to look for, and how to prevent dangerous side effects or death.
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Learn more about the voluntary programs NRCS offers to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance.