Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kids can help!

It’s Air Quality Awareness Week! Let your kids help preserve the environment just like our farmers do!

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Fresh air? Thank a farmer.

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Designate a safe play area on the farm

On some farms planting season can become a family affair, and so we ask that your kids have a designated place to play if they aren’t old enough to help out. Children are curious and look at a farm as gigantic playground … Continue reading

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Planting season is here! Hooray!

Planting season is upon us! Here are some tips to help get through the season without injury or incident: – Be mindful when you are transporting equipment, especially after dusk. Take a few minutes to make sure your lights are … Continue reading

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Take the pledge to drive cell free

Take the pledge to drive cell free here! Hands-free is not risk-free. According to the National Safety Council, almost 25% of car crashes involve cell phone use. Driving requires eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and a brain focused … Continue reading

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Distracted drivers

Close your eyes and count for 5 seconds. Now, imagine driving 55 MPH with your eyes closed that long. Scary, right? It gets worse. Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as … Continue reading

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Have you laughed today?

How did the farmer find his lost cow? He tractor down. Why shouldn’t you tell a secret on a farm? Because the potatoes have eyes and the corn has ears! The University of Illinois Extension put together a nice infographic about … Continue reading

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