4 steps to create a business continuity plan for your farm

While no one wants to think about a disaster happening, it is important to have a plan in place before disaster strikes. Depending on the type of disaster (windstorm, roof collapse, flood, etc.), you may need to follow a different plan. Having a comprehensive plan in place will help you be better prepared for a disaster, so you can continue operating and get back on your feet faster.

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Avoid sprains, pains, and strains in the garden

Gardening isn't necessarily a "gentle" hobby. You can burn more than 500 calories an hour doing yard work like digging dirt and moving rocks. Even mowing the lawn can burn more than 300 calories an hour, assuming it's not a riding lawnmower. And while all that activity can be great for improving your overall fitness, it also can lead to some serious muscle strain.

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Take time to pause: 7 self-care tips

In this current world we live in, we are all trying to adjust the best that we can to our new sense of normal. However, social distancing, suddenly becoming the teacher in your household, and the worry and unease for the future – can all make it a little overwhelming at times. 

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Keeping up with wellness while staying at home

The uncertainty of COVID-19 can be stressful. One great way to help ease the stress is through exercise. Exercise is scientifically proven to boost your mood. 

Even though gyms and local fitness centers may have shut their doors temporarily, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your wellness! Even if that means you have to improvise a little bit at home. 

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Now hear this: Cellphones and farm safety

Smartphones are becoming an indispensable part of farming operations. From special apps that control the GPS in your irrigation system to time trackers and weather alerts, farmers are increasingly leveraging the power of technology

For farmers who work long hours, smartphones are a valuable link between home and work but with that convenience, comes added danger.  

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