Farm Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Farm Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Farm-equipment maintenance for spring (03/05/2019)
Winter is almost over, which means it’s time for farmer-style spring cleaning. Inspecting your tractors, trailers, augers, and other machinery will give you a head start for planting season.

Farm winter safety tips (11/28/2018)
Preparing for winter properly will help you (and your critters) thrive during the harsh months. We’ve prepared a list to help you keep track of your most critical winter tasks.

Children farm safety (09/20/2018)
Whether children live on the farm, visit the farm, or work the farm, farm owners should talk to them — and their parents — about farm safety. Train teen farm workers.

Farm Equipment Checklist (08/29/2018)
With harvest coming up, it’s time for a health checkup on your farm equipment.

Farm equipment share the road (04/10/2018)
Some farm equipment can take up the whole road. At planting, at harvest, farmers and drivers can share the road safely.

Winterizing your farm (10/09/2017)
Time to think about winterizing your farm. All your outbuildings need a once-over before winter hits, and any structure that houses livestock and horses should take top priority.

Farm fire preventions (10/04/2017)
Fire hazards are already plentiful on the farm, but during harvest, they multiply. Dry crops and chaff are a threat to fields, barns, and farm equipment.

The dicamba dilemma (09/08/2017)
With dicamba misuse complaints on the rise, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several state agriculture departments have added new application restrictions for the 2019 growing season.

farmer mental health (09/05/2017)
Farmers can face mental health issues. Managing a working farm can lead to depression and anxiety.

Heat stress on the farm (05/17/2017)
Learn the signs and treatments for heat illnesses to help you, your workers, and your livestock stay cool, hydrated, and healthy under the hot sun.

Understanding farm liability coverage (05/09/2017)
Protecting your farm from the unexpected begins with understanding and choosing the right liability insurance.