Putting Farm Safety into Practice – Grain and Forage Harvest

A modern farm can be a dangerous and unforgiving place. Fall is a high-risk time as harvest operations ramp up quickly. In Wisconsin, there are tight time windows to get forages, corn, soybeans and other crops harvested and put into storage. It’s that time pressure that often contributes to mistakes and leads to injury or death. Machinery plays a major factor in serious harvest season injuries. Here are some tips to put safety into practice.

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Youth Safety on the Farm

#FlashbackFriday Kids visiting or living on a farm need some safety guidance. Cheryl Skjolaas from the Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety provides tips for parents and children.

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Summertime safety – at fairs, festivals, and farm tourism venues

Millions of people visit county and state fairs, farm festivals, and “agritourism” destinations every summer. The increase in attendance at these venues has also brought an increase of interest in how to keep agritourism visitors safe and prevent injuries and illnesses that can occur at farms and festivals that feature potentially dangerous activities.

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Can I still sign up for health insurance?

Many people have questions about the future of health insurance in the United States. It’s important to know that at this time, nothing has changed and options still remain available for the 2017 calendar year.

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Wisconsin celebrates Money Smart Week April 22-29

There’s no better time to think about personal financial goals than during Money Smart Week Wisconsin from April 22-29. Many University of Wisconsin-Extension offices and partner organizations offer a range of financial education seminars, workshops, displays and more at various locations statewide. Interested individuals can find Money Smart Week events in their area online at moneysmartweek.org.

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