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.
Biological Engineering and BioRenewable Systems students from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering benefit from tour.
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.
Through nomination or donation, help first responders get the tools and training to perform successful grain bin rescues.
Protecting the farmers who provide the food!
In April 2017, L & E Stover Enterprises will hold their first SawBOSS course and will teach 8 participants the most effective chainsaw safety skills, provide teaching materials and instructional approaches, and certify instructors for 3 years.
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.
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.
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.
Nationwide Insurance announced the new Favorite Farmer Video Contest which celebrates the hard work of farmers and highlights the importance of safety. The contest runs through April 15, 2017 and contestants are to create and submit a two-minute video showing their favorite farmer’s love for agriculture, advocacy for agriculture and committee to farm safety. Winners will be determined through on-line voting and a panel of judges. See website for details.
The more the local fire department knows about your farmstead, the easier things will be.
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.
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.
Ag Safety welcomes Steve Brown
Capstone Design has Impact on Safety Training (Article on page 16 of Resource Magazine)
National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18 – 24, 2016 and the theme is “Farm Safety…A Legacy to be Proud of”.
Youth from 4-H and FFA learned about farm safety strategies through their participation in the Farm Safety and Health 2016 Quiz Bowl competition at Ag Progress Days.
Faculty and staff from the Department of Ag and Biological Engineering are now out of the building and into temporary Swing Space.
Penn State alumnus Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, of Alpharetta, Georgia, have included a bequest in their future estate to support agricultural safety and health programs within the University's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident.