Please take time to review this important farm safety information with family, friends and employees who are invaluable to you and your farm.

Friday, April 8, 2016

* For young workers, a job on the farm can be rewarding, but also hazardous. It's important to educate our future farmers about proper methods and safety. Whether it's teaching them to use an extinguisher to minimize fire damage or educating them about chemical exposure, the more you invest in educating them about safety, the more it pays off.

* Tractors often are an essential piece of equipment to have on the farm, but they can also be the most dangerous. That's why it's important to enforce that tractors are not play toys to your children. Read the articles below to determine whether or not your child is ready to drive a tractor, and to learn about safety guidelines you should encourage them to follow.

* More than 200 people in the U.S. died from grain suffocation during the past 30 years. Even worse, one-third of these victims are children. Read these grain bin safety rules and tips to ensure workers of all ages remain risk-free.