Safety tips for winter activities
A little cold and snow won’t keep many northerners inside. From hiking to snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to lure folks into the crisp, winter air.Read More →
Add toy safety to your holiday shopping list
It's just as exciting for us to give gifts to children as it is for them to open them. But when shopping for kids this holiday season, keep in mind some of the tips the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends.Read More →
What is hemp? It's more than you think.
Throughout history, hemp has been regulated and production decreased. However, in 2018, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was passed as part of the U.S. Farm Bill. This bill removed the hemp plant, along with seeds and derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act.
Today, hemp production is picking back up in the U.S. It is being produced to be used in a variety of applications and products.Read More →
Safe hunting is no accident
The first hunter education course was offered at a 4-H camp in 1944. But states were slow to require any kind of hunter safety program until the 1960s and '70s when the idea really caught on. Now nearly every state requires hunters to take an approved safety course in order to buy a hunting license.
Even if you've already taken such a course, or if you were exempt because of age or military service, it's still a good idea to give hunting safety another look.Read More →
Tree stand safety tips for the big hunt
Falls from tree stands continue to be the leading cause of injury for hunters. The good news is that these falls are preventable. Hunting from a tree stand allows you to have a better view of your target while avoiding detection from your prey, but take several safety precautions.Read More →
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.