Implications of the drought

Photo taken July 26, 2012 in Central Iowa

With over 50 percent of the country battling the worst drought in about 50 years, crops – and farmers – are stressed. Only making things worse is heat wave followed by heat wave across the country.

Take careful consideration to keep safety top of mind as you work in extremely dry conditions.

– Hydrate: People and animals
– Take breaks: Know the signs of heat exhaustion
– Slow down: Now’s not the time to push it
– Prevent fires: Check and maintain all equipment

Here’s hoping for some much needed rain!

Must be at least 18-years-old to participate.


About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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