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, check out these tips for staying safe.Read More →
5 camping safety tips you should follow
Summertime is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Before you hit the campgrounds, there are some safety measures that you should keep in mind to make sure everyone has a safe and memorable experience.
Follow these five tips to make the most out of your experience.Read More →
4 need to know answers when insuring a new vehicle
So you're ready for a new ride.
You've researched gas mileage, reliability, performance, and safety. You even know what color you want. But did you consider the insurance costs and the steps you need to take to make sure that new vehicle is properly covered before you leave the lot?
Here are some questions you'll want to answer before the car dealer hands over the keys.Read More →
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 safety training we expect in a workplace.
It's not uncommon for a construction or landscaping company, for example, to hold weekly tailgate talks reminding employees of job site hazards and the steps they can take to stay safe.
Try the same tactics with kids on the farm.Read More →
Fact or fiction? The top 4 myths of renters' insurance debunked
Whether you live in an apartment, house, or duplex, if you're renting, it's a good idea to get renters' insurance even if your landlord doesn't require it. Why? Accidents happen, and oftentimes, they're out of your control.
There are many things that hold people back from purchasing a renters' policy. Allow us to myth-bust a few of the biggest reasons:
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Delayed flights and lost luggage often headline the list of concerns for travelers, but they are minor inconveniences compared to severe illness, missing prescriptions, or serious injury away from home.
The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.
When Jenny VanDeHei left for college to study business, she thought she had picked her last stone and fed her last calf. She loved the family farm she grew up on, but she saw her future as an accountant, in an office building in the city, far from the country fresh smell of cow manure.
When you’re born into a farm family, on the job training begins the moment you can walk. You learn quickly where it’s safe to play, not to startle the animals, and that there’s always a way you can help – no matter your age. Curt Weis, Manager – Farm and Agribusiness Training, can attest to this because he earned his keep by working on his family’s farm right up until he left for college.
Patti Lemke, Sr. Agribusiness Underwriter, spent her entire young life living and working on a farm. Her parents owned and operated a small farm in Eden, Wis. that milked 65 cows in a stanchion barn, and she worked on a large dairy farm that milked 700 head from the time she was 14 until she left for college.