Farm Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Farm Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Anhydrous ammonia (03/15/2024)
Ammonia is an important chemical on today’s farm, but farmers need to understand the risks and use it responsibly

Prepare the farm for winter (09/14/2023)
The lull after harvest is an excellent time to prepare for winter on the farm.

Keeping kids safe on the farm (07/18/2023)
Farms should be considered industrial spaces, as dangerous as any factory floor. Here’s a list of tips for keeping youngsters safe as they live and play on the farm.

Avoiding livestock heat stress (05/15/2023)
We offer tips and a table of daily water needs to help you keep your livestock healthy and hydrated during hot summer months.

Spring on the farm means it’s raining babies (01/19/2023)
New animal mothers on the farm sometimes need help, including protection from weather, nutritional supplements, and increased water for the mother.

Grain bin safety (08/02/2022)
Grain bins and silos can be dangerous. Read tips about staying safe and find resources

Be safe in the heat (02/01/2022)
As summers get hotter and drier, it’s more important than ever to recognize — and know how to treat — heat-related illnesses.

Understanding farm liability coverage (12/29/2021)
Want to better understand the insurance definitions, terms, and coverages in your farm insurance policy? We can help answer questions you may have about farm liability insurance.

Winterize your farm (10/13/2021)
From windows to roofs, here’s a top-to-bottom list of ideas on how to winterize your farm.

Safety on the farm (09/23/2021)
education is one of the most important factors in supporting women in farming — and that safety education is part of that.

Farmers mental health (09/01/2021)
Farmers often struggle with depression. Depression isn’t just a black mood. It’s a medical condition. Also, there are many types of depression. Different illnesses require quite different care. Any treatment plan should be managed by a healthcare professional in consultation with your primary care physician. Here are some generally accepted tips from expert resources.

Hypothermia (08/09/2021)
Frostbite and hypothermia occur when your normal temperature drops after prolonged exposure to cold weather. Know the symptoms of hypothermia, how to prevent it and what to do if it happens.

Children farm safety (08/09/2021)
Not all children who visit a farm are farm kids. 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.

Farm equipment share the road (08/27/2020)
Some farm equipment can take up the whole road. Farmers and other drivers can share the road safely with a little care.

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

Farm fire preventions (10/04/2017)
There are a lot of flammable things on a farm. Chemicals, gas-powered vehicles and equipment, dry materials like straw, feed, chaff, and dust. Here are some tips for the best fire-prevention practices on your farm