Watch for slow moving farm equipment on rural roads

Contact: Cheryl Skjolaas, (608) 265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu When spring weather actually comes to Wisconsin, motorists and farm vehicles will be sharing the road together. Springtime means planting time and soon after forage harvesting. That means it’s time for all drivers to be especially vigilant and careful. It’s legal to drive farm machinery on public roads and […]

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It’s fall harvest season, use caution when driving on rural roads

Contact: Cheryl Skjolaas, (608) 265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu If you’re heading out to the rural areas to pick pumpkins and apples or check out the fall colors, you’re likely to encounter slow moving farm equipment on the road as fall harvest season is underway throughout the state. That means it’s time for all drivers to be especially […]

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Watch out for slow moving farm equipment on rural roads

Contact: Cheryl Skjolass, 608-265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu Motorists driving on rural roads are likely to encounter slow moving farm vehicles through most of November and December because the harvest season has been delayed due to a wet spring and cooler temperatures. In order to get the harvest completed farmers may be operating more during low-light conditions or […]

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Combine fires Public Service Announcement

During this year’s harvest season, a $300 thousand dollar grain combine can become a smoldering scrap heap in a matter of minutes. Combine and other farm machinery fires are quite common, but they are also quite preventable. UW-Extension and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, working with communities to promote a healthy and productive […]

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