Posts tagged "Safety"

Harvest time may be here, but there is always time for safety!


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It’s that time of the year… wheat harvest time. If you were anywhere near a wheat field in the last few days, you may have heard it. The roll and rumble of the combines starting their work. The machines, for many farmers, are magic — in goes these golden stems and out comes golden grain....

Grain bin entrapment: Not for the weak of heart

I have experienced a lot of things because of my chosen occupation. I do not regret any of them. (But I have given my mom some gray hair over some of my choices!) However, one that will stand out forever came April 2 — I was the victim in a mock grain bin entrapment.

The evening commute from hell

It’s a Monday afternoon. It’s President’s Day. I look out the office window around 3:30 p.m. and I see the white stuff falling from the sky. No big deal.

Packing the right things, a necessary part of farm reporting

This time of year, it's a good idea to have some extra things in your car when you travel. AAA and other travel organizations have a whole list of things you should carry, including a blanket and some extra warm clothes, in case you become stranded in the cold.