Monthly Archives: June 2014


Despite the work that has been done over the past decades to improve farm safety, each year hundreds of farmers die and many more are injured in tractor accidents across the nation. We could lower the rate of fatalities by … Continue reading

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Lightning risk high for farmers

Farmers are among the most likely to get struck by lightning while working outdoors. Tractors, grain bins, and augers are usually imperative to a farm operation but are also great objects for lightning to strike leading to injury and sometimes … Continue reading

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Let’s talk ergonomics…

Let me first start with the definition of ergonomics if you are not familiar. Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their work environment. So if farmer Fred gets shooting back pains when he lifts a 5-gallon bucket to … Continue reading

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When are kids ready to start mowing the lawn?

Although smaller in size than most farm equipment, lawn mowers can be just as dangerous. The moving blades, operating engine, and potential for flying debris make lawn mowers dangerous if not used cautiously and with respect. Before assigning the task … Continue reading

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Thank You Dairy Farmers! #JuneDairyMonth

Video created by Merck Animal Health  

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Boating Safety

Are the young people in your boat wearing a life jacket? Is a sober boater behind the wheel? Do you have equipment on hand in case someone is tossed overboard? The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently issued an annual … Continue reading

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DIY: Sun Safe Bracelets

We know the month of May has passed but protecting  your kids from the sun will never cease. The Kansas Farm Bureau put together this fantastic graphic using sun safe bracelets with UV detecting beads.  A great way to let … Continue reading

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National Safety Month – A Checklist & More!

It’s National Safety Month! We like to celebrate safety every month of the year but the month of June is the official time to celebrate across the nation. The Nation Safety Council has provided some great resources for the month … Continue reading

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