Agri-Women, Caterpillar Announce Farm Safety Partnership

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Education, Equipment, Farm Safety

American Agri-Women (AAW) and Caterpillar have announced a new partnership focused on educating AAW members and others in the ag industry about farm safety. The program will specifically focus on how to safely operate and manage the equipment they use in their day-to-day farm and ranch operations. “We are honored to establish this new partnership with American Agri-Women. At Caterpillar, … Read More

PERC Unveils Propane Safety on the Farm Website

Cindy ZimmermanFarm Safety, propane

A new website is giving kids more information about how to be safe around propane on the farm. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) unveiled the interactive site – – that includes fun and educational videos, science experiments, and activities aimed at children ages 12 and under. “Our Amazing Farm,” the latest addition to the site, features … Read More

Call 811 for Farm Safety

Cindy ZimmermanFarm Safety, Safety

Despite knowing there is risk in digging, a recent poll conducted by Enbridge Energy Partners shows over 70 percent of farmers and ranchers have never called 811 to have pipelines marked before beginning a digging project, putting themselves and their operation at risk. The survey suggests misconceptions about the 811 service discourage farmers from making the call. For example, two-thirds … Read More

New CAV Training Video Geared for Highway Driving

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Farm Safety

Custom Application Vehicles (CAVs) purpose-built design makes them perfectly suited for floating on fields or driving over standing crops. But CAVs’ high center of gravity, liquid payloads and unique tires can be a liability when driving on roads and highways. Safety on the Road, a 32-minute training video, addresses safe operation of CAVs. This program can help train applicators on … Read More

Drive with Caution During Harvest Season

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Farm Safety, Harvesting

It’s harvest season in Georgia and more farm equipment will be heading out across the state as farmers transport equipment and produce between fields and processing areas. Because farm equipment is designed to be used primarily in the field and not for typical highway speeds, motorists can be caught off guard when traveling rural roads this time of year. The … Read More