Prevent a Tree Stand Accident

When you think about hunting accidents, firearm injuries probably come immediately to mind. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, however, tree stand accidents are actually the leading cause of injury to hunters every season.

Here are some tips for avoiding a tree stand accident:


Doing Her Best

Growing up on a farm helped my sister-in-law learn to live independently despite having Down Syndrome.


The Farm in the Dell

These farms and ranches give adults with developmental disabilities a sense of purpose and community.


Stop the Bleed

A new public campaign teaches how to control life-threatening bleeding in an emergency.


Remind Teenagers of Rural Road Dangers

As teenagers prepare to head back to school, some will be driving for the first time. Take a moment to remind them – and yourself – about the dangers of driving on rural roads.

According to Farm Safety For Just Kids (FS4JK), now part of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, death from an accident is 2.5 times more likely to occur in rural areas than urban ones. Large, slow-moving machinery; loose gravel and soft shoulders; and wildlife such as deer all play a part in the increased risk.


Create an Estate Directory

When dealing with a death in the family, tensions run high. Help avoid arguments among your heirs by making your wishes known and sharing information.


Farming Without a Net

Agriculture is a dangerous industry. While health insurance can provide a financial safety net, too many farmers and ranchers find themselves uninsured.