Farming tips for avoiding manure runoff
Many livestock owners need to spread manure, even during the winter months. But winter snowfall and spring thaws can create challenges for manure management. When manure isn't effectively absorbed into the soil, it can run off into surface water, ditches, and streams.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 →
5 ways to honor a veteran
Each year when November 11 rolls around, many retail stores are eager to advertise their Veterans Day sales and promotions. Granted, you may get a great deal on that new pair of shoes you've been eyeing up, but how much will that 25% off sale at the department store really do to honor veterans?
Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served our country. This year, instead of shopping the sales, check out one of our top 5 picks for honor soldiers, both past and present, this Veterans Day.Read More →
Don't let your Halloween party become a real haunted house
The most frightening part of Halloween might be the dangerous situations that can occur in preparation for the holiday. Whether it's carving jack-o'-lanterns, creating costumes, or having beverages, Halloween risks are all around.Read More →
Many livestock owners need to spread manure, even during the winter months. But winter snowfall and spring thaws can create challenges for manure management. When manure isn't effectively absorbed into the soil, it can run off into surface water, ditches, and streams.
Did you know that falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.?
More than 9 million people are seen by medical providers each year for slip and fall accidents and related injuries, and one-fifth of falls cause serious bodily harm like a broken bone or head injury. Sadly, most are preventable and could have been avoided with proper preparation and training.
During winter weather conditions, the stakes are even higher with wet floors and icy surfaces. Businesses can help prevent slip and falls on two fronts—for associates and customers.
Salt that is spread on winter roads does more than eat away at ice — it eats at your vehicle too.
Snow brings a fresh perspective by dropping a bright, white layer over a house, a neighborhood, a city. But it also brings the inevitable chore: shoveling.
It's that time of year again when many of us look at our lives with renewed energy and fresh eyes. As you make resolutions to improve your overall wellbeing this year, take some time to include an insurance review. It's a quick and important investment in your financial security.