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National Farm Safety and Health Week

Since 1944, the third week in September has been deemed National Farm Safety & Health Week. This year we celebrate by “Working Together for Safety in Agriculture”. A theme that should hit home with all of us. Farming is not … Continue reading

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Multi-taskers: Women in ag

Women in agriculture are the queens of multi-tasking. Not just with household and farm duties, but outside responsibilities as well. It’s becoming more common for women to have a full-time job off the farm. So not only are they delivering … Continue reading

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Land of sunflowers and oil

North Dakota is the land of sunflowers and… oil refineries. Between 2010 and 2011 oil exports from North Dakota increased by 200 percent. (According tot he U.S. Census) Oil has become a very big deal there. Photo from We … Continue reading

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The infamous Dodge commercial and a question

Like most – if not all – of you, we really loved the Dodge Super Bowl commercial “So God Made a Farmer.” Paul Harvey’s speech explains the beauty, struggle, and blessings farmers live every day. Even more so, it aired … Continue reading

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Snowmobiles: Farm use or fun?

I read an article recently about a young man who died in a snowmobile accident. Recreational snowmobile use is common here in Iowa. It got me thinking though. Snowmobiles aren’t typically used for farm work here. But are they used … Continue reading

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Safety starts with you

Farm safety starts with the producer. The leader. Chances are… that’s mom and dad. But even if it’s not – the owner, “the boss” sets the tone for safety on the farm for everyone involved. They are the first line … Continue reading

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A family affair

“Agricultural Safety and Health: A Family Affair” Truer words have never been spoken. Family is the pulse of agriculture. From the producers working with a family member to the entire community at large, the sense of family is rooted in … Continue reading

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