Wednesday, May 27, 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.

piglets

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency offers protection to livestock producers in two main policy types: Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection.
Tractor lighting and visibility

Local service experts share some of the common issues they see in their shops and how to avoid them.
no-till planter

Keep your no-till planter rolling in the field until the last seed drops. Here are some tips and parts to check to prevent breaking down this year.

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In June, Ohio passed a state law allowing multipurpose farm utility vehicles to drive on all roads, except highways.

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.
tractors

Purchasing a tractor or piece of farm equipment is a big investment. Learn what to consider in this beginner's guide to buying a tractor.
holstein cattle

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

Farmers who are considering the purchase of an irrigation system for their vegetables or small fruits must consider many factors.
farmland

NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment.