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April 27, 2017

Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Fire Response Capabilities

April 6, 2017

Spring is one of the busiest times of the year on a farm and sometimes things are so busy that safety is not given the priority that it needs to keep everyone safe.

March 30, 2017

The Agricultural Safety and Health Program just released a revised manual which was designed to assist agricultural producers, employers, and other experiences operators organize and conduct a hands-on safe tractor driving workshop.

March 28, 2017

Penn State Ag Safety and Health Program has several demonstrations and simulators that are available for you to borrow. View this informational video to see all of the options.

March 17, 2017

Spring is just around the corner which on livestock farms, means agitating, hauling and spreading manure. This is an excellent article about a farmer in Iowa that subscribes to these procedures and talks about how he implements them on his farm. Lessons learned from other farmers, perhaps will go further than from the mouths of safety experts.

DJ Mentlik, Brendan McNamara, Brian Roda, Tyrel Kling, Dan Morehouse, Christian Dominick, Keri Ford, Jena Griffin, Katy Flaherty, and Patrick Cullen. Not in the picture: Jude Liu, Doug Schaufler
February 22, 2017

Biological Engineering and BioRenewable Systems students from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering benefit from tour.

Big Spring FFA
January 24, 2017

4-H and FFA youth learned about farm safety strategies in a unique opportunity as they competed in the Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals. Four FFA chapters and three 4-H clubs from throughout the state displayed their knowledge during the final round of competition on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the 2017 PA Farm Show.

November 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $832,830 in grants for two new projects, one that empowers veterans, older Americans and others with disabilities to pursue or maintain careers in agriculture, and another to deliver farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production.

November 11, 2016

The winter months are a great time to update or replace first aid kits for your farm operation. Expired items should be replaced and refilled with supplies that were used during the year.

November 9, 2016

This video will discuss several key points to help those working in the Ag industry understand what silo gas is and how it is created. Always follow all safety precautions necessary while working around all silage storage structures.

November 3, 2016

The more the local fire department knows about your farmstead, the easier things will be.

October 27, 2016

A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health has found that traffic accidents involving farm vehicles in the Midwest would decrease by more than 50% if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those vehicles.

October 25, 2016

The first annual National Young Worker Ag Safety Day (NYWASD) celebrated the achievements of agriculture students and educators while raising awareness of ag-specific injuries in the workplace.