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)
Today, use of dicamba — some of it illegal —- is decreasing crop yields, and the cost can be high, especially with late-season application.

The struggles of being a farmer (09/05/2017)
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.