Summer is here and I hope that you all get a chance to have some
sort of break away from the farm for you and your family’s mental
health. We know there are many stressors in farming and now is a great
time to plan some activities to help reduce that stress before the busy
It is also a time where we may see more visitors to
the farm and it is good to remember that these visitors may not be
familiar with farm hazards. Even if it seems obvious make sure to point
them out to keep everyone safe. If you are hosting a larger group on
your farm for a tour, feel free to reach out to us for some resources to
help make your farm a safe place to visit.
This month we focus on
the letter S for Secure Loads in FARMERS CARE, which is rather timely
as we will start to see hay moving from the fields in the coming weeks.
See the articles below for more information on how to properly secure
Lastly, we know harvest will come quickly and it is a
great time to start planning the orientation for your harvest team.
Early planning will help make this activity go smoothly and ensure you
cover all the information you want to share as common knowledge on your