Fall is just around the corner which means harvest is almost upon us. As we send for thoughts of warm, dry days. We should also take a few minutes to prepare for a safe and bountiful harvest.
National Farm Safety and Health week, September 17-23, 2017 recognizes the importance of protecting agriculture’s most precious resource – it’s people. Putting Farm Safety into Practice is the theme of the 74th annual event promotes safe and healthy practices on the farms.
So take a few minutes before the real work of fall begins to:
1. Learn about important farm safety and health issues
that Wisconsin farmers and farm workers face.
2. Slow down and watch carefully on roadways for slow
moving farm machines and IoH’s.
3. Make sure you have all the proper, working personal
protection equipment your farm needs.
4. Make sure all workers are fully qualiﬁed and provided
with constantly updated training.
Below is the link for the entire fall issue of the Dodge County UW-Extension Agriculture electronic newsletter. We hope it contains useful information for you and your farm.
Amanda Young, Dairy & Livestock Agent
Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, Crops & Soils Area Agent