UW-Extension offers advice for working safely with implement PTO drivelines

Contact: Cheryl Skjolaas, 608-265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu March 2011 started with the unfortunate death of a Wisconsin farmer from entanglement in the power take-off (PTO) of a manure spreader. “This is already the second farm-related fatality involving machinery operation for the year,” said Cheryl Skjolaas, University of Wisconsin-Extension agriculture safety specialist. “In the past two years there […]

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Don’t get stuck in the mud: tips for safer towing

Contact: Cheryl Skjolaas, 608-265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu After the recent heavy rains and flooding, tractor or farm machinery may get stuck in the mud. Extra caution needs to be taken when trying to free or move “stuck” equipment said Cheryl Skjolaas, University of Wisconsin-Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist. Skjolaas offers these tips for safer towing: — Select a […]

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Youth safety on the farm

Cheryl Skjolaas, Director Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety Department of Biological Systems Engineering UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 262-6330 (608) 265-0568 skjolaas@wisc.edu Kids visiting or living on a farm need some safety guidance. Cheryl Skjolaas from the Center for Agricultural Safety provides tips for parents and children. Time – 3:02 minutes 0:17 […]

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Livestock safety at the fair

Kari Johnson, Summer Safety Assistant Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety Department of Biological Systems Engineering UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 262-6330 skjolaas@wisc.edu Time – 3:07 minutes 0:20 – Fairs as popular summer entertainment 0:44 – Fairgoers use caution with animals 1:38 – Safety tips for livestock exhibitors 1:59 – Getting animals prepared […]

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Spring road safety for motorists and producers

Cheryl Skjolass Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health Department of Biological Systems Engineering UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 265-0568 skjolaas@wisc.edu Time – 3:09 minutes 0:21 – Agricultural equipment on the road 1:01 – Things motorists should look for 1:27 – Additional tips for motorists 2:34 – Tips […]

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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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Auger Safety Public Service Announcement

On an hour for hour basis the auger is one of the most dangerous pieces of farm equipment used in agriculture. UW-Extension and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, working with communities to promote a healthy and productive Wisconsin agriculture, provide these safety tips when working with augers. Augers and Safety.mp3

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Harvest Preparation Public Service Announcement

Harvest season is one of the busiest times of the year for Wisconsin’s farm families. It’s also one of the most dangerous. UW-Extension and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, working with communities to promote a healthy and productive Wisconsin agriculture, provide these tips for a safe and productive harvest season. Harvest Preparation and […]

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Stress and safety during fall harvest Public Service Announcement

The busy fall harvest season can create tremendous stress for farmers and their families. UW-Extension and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, working with communities to promote a healthy and productive Wisconsin agriculture, provide these tips to deal with the stress and pressure of farming. Stress and Safety.mp3

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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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