AEM Encourages Safety 365

Cindy Zimmerman

In addition to being National Dairy Month, June is also National Safety Month, but the Association for Equipment Manufacturers is encouraging those who operate machinery to practice safety 365 days a year. “The message of safety is one we should never get complacent about. We need to wake up every day, 365 days a year, with a commitment to being …

AEM, Farm Safety

Progressive Ag Foundation Names New CEO

Jamie Johansen

For two decades, Susan Reynolds-Porter has dedicated herself to advancing the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) mission of providing education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier. And now, she has been named the organization’s first CEO. In 1995, Reynolds-Porter developed the community-based youth safety education program that is now known as Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Farm Safety

Farm Safety Program Addresses Universal Challenges

Jamie Johansen

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, has officially been licensed in Brazil. The program is part of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF), and the expansion is made possible through support from Agrium, a leading global agricultural solutions company and long-time sponsor and supporter of the program. Brazil will become …

Ag Group, Farm Safety, International

Drive with Caution During Harvest Season

Jamie Johansen

It’s harvest season in Georgia and more farm equipment will be heading out across the state as farmers transport equipment and produce between fields and processing areas. Because farm equipment is designed to be used primarily in the field and not for typical highway speeds, motorists can be caught off guard when traveling rural roads this time of year. The …

Ag Group, Farm Safety, Harvest

GROWMARK supports Farm Safety 4 Just Kids

Melissa Sandfort

GROWMARK generously supports the non-profit organization Farm Safety 4 Just Kids in their effort to keep youth safe in rural areas. GROWMARK provides their customers with agricultural products as well as the means to deliver, market, and store those products. “GROWMARK’s sponsorship of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids demonstrates their commitment to their curstomers,” David Schweitz, executive director of Farm …

Agribusiness, Farm Safety, GROWMARK

Meals in the Fields

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time for a meal in the field with the Farm Credit Services of Illinois. The 2012 National Farm Safety and Health Week will be celebrated September 16-22 with the theme “Agricultural Safety & Health: A Family Affair”. Even as the average size of farms continues to increase, 94% of all Illinois farms are family-owned. Most farm workers in Illinois …

Agribusiness, Farm Safety, Food