Farm Safety Week Focuses on Harvest Safety Tips

September 17-23 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. Dr. Aaron Yoder is an Associate Professor for the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. He says in spite of farm safety education available all over the country, agricultural is still seeing its share of accidents at harvest time.

Tractor accidents account for a large chunk of the nation’s farm accidents.

Yoder says it’s important that farmers make sure they have a roll over bar on their machines and fasten their seat belts when moving. Harvest season gets so busy that it’s easy for everyone to forget basic safety practices.

Another place that too many accidents take place in are grain bins.

One of the biggest things people can do to mitigate accidents on ATVs is keep their speed under control. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.