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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…

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…

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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…

Spring machinery prep checklist By: 02/20/2014 @ 7:41pm

As farmers get ready for spring, preparing machinery should include checking or repairing anything that may affect the safety of the operator (if not already done so).Keeping machinery properly maintained is…

Protect Your Hearing, Reduce Your Risk! By: 01/27/2014 @ 9:39am

Guest Blog from Farm Safety For Just Kids Hazardous levels of noise are produced by many things on the farm, including grain dryers, tractors, combines, livestock…

Safety shields save lives By: 01/13/2014 @ 11:30am

Over the years, Jim Bittner hasn’t been afraid to experiment with new crops or different production practices. However, when it comes to safety, the Appleton, New York, producer strives to reduce his…

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