Oct. 7 2021
Harmful sounds can chip away at your hearing ability, but the damage is preventable
Sept. 2 2021
Many different minds have come together to make our barn very unique, especially when it comes to cow comfort
Aug. 27 2021
With harvest season in full swing, drivers on rural roads will be encountering more heavy equipment on their daily commutes
April 26 2021
Many of us who grew up on a farm or raised kids on a farm often say that it’s one of the best childhoods there is
April 8 2021
Growing up as a farm kid in Indiana, spring was my favorite time of the year. I spent April and May working on the farm
March 15 2021
If we hear a farmer talk about their “employees” or their “workforce,” it might be easy to think that the farm is a large operation where multiple or maybe even dozens of people...
March 4 2021
We are at the beginning of March, and spring will be here soon. The growth rate of alfalfa and small grain grasses will start accelerating, and several vertical silos will be filled with fresh and chopped...
March 1 2021
Farm work often requires road travel, whether it is driving equipment from field to field, trucking animals from one location to another, or hauling milk
Nov. 23 2020
Providing dairy workers with formal safety training is not typically an easy task. Workers are on tight schedules, training resources are scarce, and language barriers exist
Oct. 29 2020
What does your farm look like on Google? I've written about this before so you can understand how the farm looks to the rest of the world via your own farm website, social media, news articles, and so...
Oct. 5 2020
Ensuring the safety of farm workers takes multiple forms, and it’s helpful to remember the unique circumstances that may affect women on the farm
Sept. 24 2020
The Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities report showed 41 farm fatalities in 2017 and 34 in 2018
Aug. 31 2020
“Never stand behind a horse” were the words my grandfather periodically repeated during my childhood at the farm. Thanks to him, I learned at a young age that I could be kicked and severely...
July 13 2020
Coronavirus precautions have vastly changed workplaces for both dairy farmers and their employees, an important part of the nation’s critical infrastructure
June 25 2020
Many stores and restaurants have transformed the way they do business in light of COVID-19 to protect their customers and their employees
June 18 2020
Back in the “old” days when I was a graduate student studying agricultural safety and worker health, it upset me to see the bumper sticker that read “Sh!t Happens.”
June 12 2020
My parents bought a farm that came with a house. The house ended up being a bit of a fixer-upper . . . I’m talking very little siding, negligible plumbing, and small animals in the walls
April 16 2020
With schools closed, parents around the country must find new ways to occupy their children at home all day. For already-busy farm parents, it’s an especially taxing challenge
March 23 2020
The recent COVID-19 events and realities are unprecedented. We are truly seeing history being made that will have an effect on the dairy industry and society as a whole
Feb. 10 2020
The farm press is filled with stories of farm injuries, workplace fatalities, and life-threatening health concerns from exposure to toxic gases, dusts, and other hazards