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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Happy National Public Health Week

The health and well being of our farm families is important to us. Take this week to look at what you can do to lead a more healthy lifestyle. For more information on the week visit the National Public Health … Continue reading

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Some kids stick with me.

I’ve worked for Farm Safety For Just Kids for four years. The week I started a little boy fell from a tractor and went through a sod cutter. Recalling his story still makes the hair on the back of my … Continue reading

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New life on the farm!

If you’re anything like me, the day the first calf hits the ground is almost better than Christmas morning! At that moment you know it is the beginning of something new. Luckily this year all it took is one of … Continue reading

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