Preparing for Winter: Farming

Posted by toddschwartzAg, Farming, Harvest, Uncategorized

Depending on if you are a crop farmer, livestock farmer, or both, you will need to prepare for the winter months ahead. Typically, the average temperature in Iowa during the winter is 14 degrees F. There are items you can add to your to-do list now to make your winter stress-free.  Review Your Insurance If you have crops or livestock, …

Using the Buddy System When Working With Grain Bins

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg, Farming, Safety

Any number of situations can arise on a farm that cause farmers to enter a grain bin. Maybe some grain has clumped up or just isn’t flowing properly, or maybe you need to check the grain quality or clean the bin.  Regardless of the reasons, safety should always be a top priority when entering a grain bin. According to a …

Harvest Safety Tips

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg, Farming, Harvest

Fall is known for beautiful foliage, comfortable weather, and harvest time. This is a busy time for farmers, and it is critical to take measures to avoid accidents. Below is a compiled list of tips to ensure your family gets through harvest safely.  Be Organized Creating a list of what needs to happen in order to maintain equipment can save …