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9 summer safety tips for farm kids By: 06/26/2014 @ 1:10pm

With school out for the summer and kids at home, it's a good idea to give them a refresher course on farm safety. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (FS4JK) offers these tips.

Save Lives With CROPS By: 05/12/2014 @ 7:18pm

No one questions that rollover protective structures (ROPS) save lives. However, retrofitting old tractors is a hard sell because of the cost and availability. It’s estimated that about half of the 4.8…

Make Your Own Parent-Child Farm Safety Contract By: 05/12/2014 @ 9:07am

Many farmers are convinced that giving kids farm chores will build their sense of confidence and responsibility. Of course, it helps to get the work done faster.Supervision and close communication are key…

Beef up grain bin safety By: 03/12/2014 @ 9:57am

Scott Haerr was surprised when OSHA inspectors arrived at his west-central Ohio farm during harvest last year.“They said they wanted to see my grain setup,” he says. “They found an air compressor…

Be Prepared to Survive Winter Weather By: 02/24/2014 @ 11:00pm

Earlier this winter Polar Vortex blanketed the Midwest, followed by subsequent days of below-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Most recently, our region has been hit by a serious of blizzards. These…

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