Family and Farm Safety
Ag Students Learn about Personal Protection
My name is Dustin Perry, I am from Texas. Been in Iowa now or couple years of pursuing my Ph. D. in agriculture education. Been assigned to the -- 450 class that years since and appears so I guess this is mine this course. So that gets -- classes the capstone course for the agriculture studies students here I was state. And the way it operates is it's a farm management and operation course those students here get the opportunity to. Actually apply all the knowledge they have. Us or at least they're supposed to -- obtained by this point through their undergraduate course of their all the technical information now. -- we get to come here and a capstone experience really get to apply that and make all the decision making. Today and working with Iowa State University 450 Farm students. And that I'm -- I've been working together since last fall. Well we're doing is encouraging these students to learn more about agricultural personal protective equipment. On safety and how off her getting the opportunity to learn about some of there possible. What other things that they can do to choose -- we know they have a lot of choices how can they protect himself out there whether it's respirators that the proper use of gloves. The properties of hearing protection. Another agriculture has a lot of different types of a passer it's. If so what we need to do is to become more aware of what their pastors are really what happened to protect themselves and make good choices. My master's thesis was on safety so I have a personal interest in safety I looked at it in high school -- -- shops in Texas and so. When I came here are kind of wanted to bring some health aspect back you know we always. Always mentioning class but we've paired up with certified safe farm and Agrisafe network to try to get an extra emphasis on that. This is Carolyn Sheridan's second time to be out here. I'm registered nurse from Spencer Iowa and I've been with Agrisafe networks that says sounds existence in 1990. In the words -- we're all about is assisting health professionals understand about agriculture. There risks how -- but mostly health. It's so we do is we try to educate health professionals I also educate farmers. Their families about how to stay healthy and safe. To do is turning to figure out what kind of mask that this guy needs right -- based on several things. What is exposures are. What he likes to Wear. But we're gonna get in a mask -- here -- right. I'll be keeping -- so we need to know we know we need to make sure we're filtering the respirable dust including mold. It does is almost all asks made today to ask the -- in ninety -- They'll protect you from world. So the -- for fifty farm here that we're at today is it's a class that seniors and agricultural studies takes. We all have to take it in order to graduate in in the spring -- fall. Depending on when your graduation natives and class today we had them. The gal here and she spoke to us about -- personal protective equipment to -- And also she spoke with us about respirators and different different devices to use in different situations -- where you could be in touch with chemicals that are potent. And hard on your lungs and respiratory system as well as dust some that maybe I wasn't aware over some of the the more complex respirators filters on them I'm just used to -- to strap. White mask that. I Wear what I'm scooping a grain bin or in the hog buildings at home but after seeing some of those today. I'm definitely gonna look in the some. For a different uses on my own farm with my grandfather my dad at home to look into. Maybe using stuff like that in the near future. We need to know our own proper safety risk so we can make wise choices so I'm not here to lecture you about what you should and shouldn't do I'm here to give the information. You when you leave here today can choose to do what you want with that information but hopefully he'll decide to take some of -- with you and maybe make some smarter choices.are really what happened to protect themselves and make good choices. My master's thesis was on safety so I have a personal interest in safety I looked at it in high school -- -- shops in Texas and so. When I came here are kind of wanted to bring some health aspect back you know we always. Always mentioning class but we've paired up with certified safe farm and Agrisafe network to try to get an extra emphasis on that. This is Carolyn Sheridan's second time to be out here. I'm registered nurse from Spencer Iowa and I've been with Agrisafe networks that says sounds existence in 1990. In the words -- we're all about is assisting health professionals understand about agriculture. There risks how -- but mostly health. It's so we do is we try to educate health professionals I also educate farmers. Their families about how to stay healthy and safe. To do is turning to figure out what kind
Global Issues for a Younger Generation
Agriculture.com's Jordan Anderson speaks with Erin Hammond, a member of the Global Youth Institute, about some of the issues the younger generation will have to face in the next decade.herself and her family and trying to make money on top of back pain so the presidency here yet Leung just I tell us about how it. Do you build agent a fifteen inch when he are being sick in the most anti bullying country so lets people my age. And that's also the largest. Percentage of people in the workforce and I are closer. And I are close there's like dissect air in there economy in Sierra Leon so that's their entire. Why Liz Liz is means drinking down. And putting them perhaps call on there it's lies so I just brings us back here to global youth institute think about the entire country is being put on hold it right now. And that brings us this three day conference
America's Farm Moms: Carol Cowen
Oklahoma farmer discusses dealing with drought conditions on their alfalfa, wheat and cattle farm.and I. And and not. And you -- the original winner -- art program I was I was the very first one and and in and it was that an exciting new program remains so I
America's Farm Moms: Kristen Nickerson
Maryland grain and hog farmer discusses the environmental challenges associated with farming near the Chesapeake Bay.We actually environmental challenges being right on just the -- we have. Water quality concerns then they're raising concerns but it's particularly water quality that he have to do well. Combat witness at that time so where. At the legislature often fighting. I find it important.
America's Farm Moms: Sarah Peterson
Michigan grain and cattle farmer discusses the reasons they use GMO seed on their farm.little about her arms are. Or third generation operation and we raise corn soybeans and we have how have heard every onsite lot. What are some of the issues are important to you right now are
Successful Farming's Betsy Freese discusses the importance of pollinators and how to attract pollinators to your land with Sandra Gerdes. Sandra is the director of the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden.today we're in the Better Homes and Gardens tests garden and -- Moines Iowa . We're talking with standard hurt us is the director of the test garden. And we're talking about pollinate eaters I'm bees and
Dietitians teach consumers about agriculture
Susan Finn, Past President of the U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses food safety and the truth about production agriculture with Laurie Bedord.much for taking the time to be with us today with the world food prize in town this week I'm sure it's an exciting time for you to be here so. Tell us what that organization as first. It is very exciting Laurie thank you very much for the invitation. Registered dietitians and the academy of nutrition tactics and the largest nutrition. Food organization in the world. We have about 80000 registered dietitians who work in a lot of different settings hospitals nursing homes physician offices the media grocery stores. The role of the register tactician great expansion of -- There to educate. Consumers have lots of questions lots of questions about. Safety lots of questions about what's nutritional value how the food -- won't teach children in schools. Farm to table. And dietitians. Need to know they need to be able
Residential Wind Turbines
Learn how wind turbines are made, how they convert wind into electricity, and how they can save money.down on their home energy bills. Some people are turning to residential wind turbines . A wind turbine works by converting kinetic energy from the wind. In two rotational mechanical energy that creates electricity that's compatible with our home's energy systems. There are several things to consider before putting up wind -- the size of your acreage. Zoning restrictions. Wind speeds in your area. How much energy you need and whether your utility offers net meter or selling extra energy back to the utility company . Wind speeds need to be around eight miles per hour in your area before your wind turbines starts to produce energy. Along with the actual turbines and blades. You'll need to put up an eighty to 120 foot power.
Elanco's President on the ENOUGH Campaign
Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, talks to Dave Kurns about the initiative to take action to solve the planets food security issue.I'm Dave -- editorial content director for successful farming. I'm here with Jeff Simmons the president of the -- of justice could reach it could have been here. Great to -- your -- thank you captain obvious -- goes in a large. Global animal health business but you've taken on a project here called it. -- enough it's really become not to project but movement I'd love to hear about it. Yeah you know we're here at the world food . -- and we we all know we have a tendency to attend a lot of conventions don't turn to much action. AndWe can deliver some of these aspirations together with customers with the food chain with. People like yourself to touch a lot of consumers. But as you point out the world food prize is this weekend. A Blanco. Has. Much higher purpose and with with the world growing unease in the population growing. And2013. Or Lanka -- cast award. Steelers community here and around the world food prize so look for all of our coverage on agriculture dot com thank you thanks.
Planting pollinator habitat on farmland
Peter Berthelsen from Pheasants Forever describes the specialized process for planting pollinator habitat.we're guaranteed. That we have proper seed soil place. A great tool specially designed exactly what we wanted to.