New Checklist Aims to Keep Kids Safe on the Farm

In an effort to help farm parents keep their kids safe, the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety today released a new Child/Youth Agricultural Safety Checklist.

The two-page PDF checklist is divided into three sections, targeting safety risks for nonworking children, all children and youth, and working children. It asks simple questions in each section, and offers “yes" and "no" boxes to check, along with a space for notes or dates an issue was corrected.

Barn Homes Multitask to the Max

Metal buildings that serve as home, shop, and machine shed are popping up all over rural America. Witness the construction of this beautiful example in Iowa.


Friendship on the Farm

Taking time to develop and nurture friendships can reduce feelings of isolation and contribute to improved mental health.


Attend a Women in Ag Conference This Winter

Make plans now to attend an upcoming conference for women in agriculture. These events offer inspiring speakers, educational sessions, and the chance to meet other women in ag. See your local Extension office for other opportunities near you.

Women in Denim
January 26-27, 2018
Storm Lake, IA

Women Managing the Farm
February 15-16, 2018
Manhattan, KS