How to prevent grain bin suffocation
The tragedy repeatedly makes news headlines: People entrapped in grain storage bins with only seconds to react before they are engulfed and suffocated.Read More →
Tractor and farm equipment safety on the road
While country music star Kenny Chesney may think it’s fun to be “chuggin’ along” in his tractor—we don’t think it’s so fun being stuck behind it while on the road. Some people follow the tractor until it gets to its destination, while others step on the gas and take the risk of passing.Read More →
Are your agritainment events insured?
Hayrides, pumpkin patches, haunted houses—all these agritainment events require specialized coverage. If you’re thinking of holding an agritainment event this fall, manage it with the right insurance.Read More →
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 combine and other property, and limit your time to complete the harvest.Read More →
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 always have that option – leaving you at risk of heat exhaustion and, in more severe cases, heatstroke.
It's important to understand the risk of these heat-related ailments, as well as how to stay cool throughout your workday.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.