Kim Wilkins, an Alabama Extension agronomic crops regional agent, offers the following safety tips that farmers should follow during harvest season.
In today’s day and age, you can never be too careful to protect yourself and your home or farm. It seems like every day, you turn on the television to hear more about shootings and other crimes. But the good news is that there are many steps we can take to ensure on farm safety […]
Winding two-lane country roads are dangerous for farmers, particularly during planting and harvest season, as growers frequently move equipment between properties. It’s something Ralph Edward Reynolds Jr. has done thousands of times before. But this week, as he was traveling on Route 221 in Bedford County, Virginia, and making a left-hand turn, a tractor-trailer rig going […]
With women playing an even bigger role in the agricultural industry, it’s important to discuss specific farm safety issues for our demographic.
Twenty seconds is roughly how long it takes for a grown man to become entrapped in a grain bin — that speed and the fear such a situation creates can make things go from bad to worse. It’s long been known that grain bins are one of the biggest safety hazards for farmers who work […]