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Youth safety around the farm: tractors are tools, not toys


Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

(ARA) - The warm summer months into the fall harvest season are some of the most beautiful times on the farm. Crops are in full-swing, fruit is abundant and families often make annual trips to local farms and festivals during this time. Whether you live on a farm or plan to visit one this season, now is the perfect time to remind children about important safety tips for working and playing around equipment.

Each year more than 15,000 children who visit, live or work on farms or ranches are injured and more than 100 children die of agriculture-related injuries in the United States alone, according to the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. With staggering statistics like these, it’s time to make a change by developing a “safety first” attitude for the entire family.

“It’s always a good time to talk safety,” says Greg Embury, vice president of sales and marketing for Kubota Tractor Corporation. “We encourage parents to regularly sit down with children of all ages and remind them to be extremely careful around any type of equipment - tractors, lawn and garden equipment and utility vehicles are tools and not toys.”

To help parents start the safety conversation with their children, Kubota is offering farm safety tips and getting kids directly involved through its Farm Safety Coloring Contest. Now through Oct. 1, 2012, families of children 12 and younger can download a page from the “Ten Commandments of Tractor Safety” coloring book and color and send it in for a chance to win prizes. Visit Kubota.com and click on the Safety tab to find out how you and your family can learn more about farm safety while showing off your creative skills.

Kubota offers the following tips to help equipment owners and operators start the safety conversation with kids:

* Stop, look and listen when playing outside, especially on the farm, and always be aware of your surroundings.

* Farm equipment is not safe for children to ride on even when an adult is present.

* Tractors are not toys. They are powerful machines only to be used by adults who are thoroughly familiar with the equipment.

* Children should never ride a tractor. Just say “no” if someone wants to give you a ride. It is not safe to be a rider when the tractor is intended for one operator.

* Stay out of the path of all moving equipment. And, stand far away from a tract .....
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Is your ATV a farm machine?

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties A few weeks ago I started doing research on a topic for this Farm Safety Week column. What struck me was how often ATVs were included in the Agricultural Safety information. For examp ..... 
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Forest Pest First detector workshop in Red Wing

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Minnesota is looking for volunteers to join the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructiv ..... 
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Livestock gross margin - dairy insurance

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Many dairy operators are expressing concern today about milk and feed prices and how they will plan ahead to maintain and strengthen their business positions. A common recommendation in risk management states that not only should one be protecting ..... 
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Beef Ambassador team members sought in MN

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Minneapolis, MN- Applications are currently being accepted for the MN Beef Ambassador Team for 2013. The MN Beef Ambassador team provides an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship an ..... 
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Final on-farm dairy meeting for 2012

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The final on-farm dairy meeting offered by University of Minnesota Extension this summer will be held Thursday, September 20, 9:30am-12:00pm (Winona County) at the Kieffer Farm, Gary & Linda Kieffer, 26234 Cty Rd 33, Utica, MN. The farm is located s ..... 
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Crop production field day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

A Crop Production Field day will be held on the Lawler Farm on Wednesday, August 29. The University of Minnesota has conducted agronomic research at this location for 25 years. Come and learn about new and existing research activities in southeast Mi ..... 
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Apply today for the American Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence contest

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers and county Farm Bureaus across Minnesota are encouraged to apply for the County Activities of Excellence (CAE) program. This national contest is designed to celebrate and recognize successful county programs and activities. With a focus on t ..... 
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Small scale pork and poultry production

By Jerrold Tesmer

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

On the afternoon of August 25th, Hoch Orchard and Gardens will host University of Minnesota Extension for a field workshop on poultry and hog production near La Crescent, Minnesota. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about free-range poul ..... 
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