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Farm safety and your kids

The Around Farm Progress Podcast gets a personal look at a very important topic, and offers some resources too

Willie Vogt

October 9, 2020

It's time to focus on one topic for the farm – and that's farm safety, but more importantly keeping our kids safe on the farm.

In this week's episode of Around Farm Progress we're taking a little different approach and focusing on one topic – farm safety. But stick with us we're not aiming to preach but to inform and the focus is on how can we keep our kids safe. With many now having more time to help, given changing pandemic school schedules, it's worth discussing.

We turned to Holly Spangler, editor of Prairie Farmer, who has some personal experience related to keeping her kids safe. She shares those stories, but also insights she's picked up on this important topic. She has written two relevant items, one offering tips on ways to keep your children safe; and the other about her personal experience (hence the bubble wrap).

And check out the Farm Progress Virtual Experience breakout on grain bin safety for more tips.

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Your farm kids may be home more thanks to the pandemic, and helping out. Let's keep them safe. As for the bubble wrap? Well, perhaps it's a gift idea.

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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