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Top 5 farm safety tips revealed

Veteran farm safety expert John Shutske from the University of Wisconsin focuses on key areas to keep farmers safe year-round.

Willie Vogt

September 23, 2022

Farm safety is no joke. Agriculture is considered one of the most dangerous professions with big equipment and intricate jobs combining to create trouble. And while accidents will happen there are some actions farmers can take to help reduce risk.

John Shutske, agricultural safety and health specialist at the University of Wisconsin, offers up his top five areas to focus on during the busiest times of the year. And while Farm Safety and Health Week is winding up, in fact, farm safety is a year-round issue. From lighting and the power of the slow-moving-vehicle sign to the importance of proper training, Shutske offers valuable tips.

And some of his insights may surprise even veteran farmers may not have considered. Keeping safety as an important part of how you run your farm is valuable. His insights offer a guide for any farm operation whether dealing with harvest or other busy-season work. Give it a listen.

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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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