Drivers Should Watch For Farmers During Planting Season

Dan Alabama, General, Industry News Release

(ALFA) — Alabamians are encouraged to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, farmers are still performing essential work planting crops to feed, fuel and clothe consumers. That means drivers performing essential travel, such as to the grocery store, are sharing the road with more farm machinery. “Springtime means farmers are moving equipment to and from the field as they …

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Learn More about the Georgia Farm Safety Program at Sunbelt

Dan General, Georgia, Industry

Producers attending this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo are encouraged to learn more about the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program. It started back in 2013 to help develop partnerships and relationships with farmers across the state concerning the regulatory requirements for produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Farm Safety Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Stalvey, invites …

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UF/IFAS Extension to Help Teach Updated Farm Safety

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

Farm workers can learn updated safety rules from faculty with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and others at a Dec. 18 conference in Sebring. UF/IFAS Extension faculty from several Central Florida counties – including Highlands, Hardee and Palm Beach — will work with emergency management officials to teach agricultural safety to farm laborers, said …

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UF to Host Seminar on Farm Safety on March 16

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be held on March 16. Linda McCauley, dean and professor at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will speak about the evolution of academic/community partnerships between Emory University …

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Farm Safety on a Budget

Dan Industry News Release

Fall harvest is a season in which farmers are trying to get as much done as they can as fast as possible no matter what time of day it is. It’s a critical period for a farmer’s bottom line. The University of Minnesota says it’s an important for farmers to be safe during the scramble of harvest. Michael Cruse is …