Farm

7 steps to prevent combine fires

A combine fire during harvest could be devastating. Not only do you risk losing your crop, but a fire could also result in costly damages to the...

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Workers face increased health risks as temperatures rise

When the sun is scorching on a hot day, many of us move inside to get out of the heat. But if your job requires you to work outside, you don't alwa...

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5 tips for summer safety on the farm

Summer brings longer days and warmer weather. However, it also means a busier time for farmers. Before you tackle your summer farming to-do list,...

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Kids on the farm: Age appropriate farm safety tips

Farms are a rare combination of workplace and home. Because kids grow up "at home" on the farm, we may not think to give them the same kind of safe...

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Climb with care and step up to safe ladder practices

If you own a home, chances are you own a ladder. Since they're such common tools, it's easy to forget just how dangerous they can be. According to...

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Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts

Most people would probably consider someone who majored in agricultural studies and minored in agronomy at Iowa State University to be more than...

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