By Aaron Mercadel III
Harvest is a busy time of year for farmers. Whether it be harvesting crops, driving equipment on roads or hauling grain, there is always movement happening. Nodak Insurance Company wants to take this opportunity to encourage farmers to be safe when in the field and on the road.
"Farm safety is a must for everyone," says Lisa Hauf, Director of Public Relations for the North Dakota Farm Bureau. "Agriculture is a dangerous occupation, with 25 percent of farm injuries coming from machinery." Farms and ranches are also the only worksite in the country where children of any age can be present, she says.
"Whether you work on a farm or you are visiting a farm, it is important to understand the basic safety precautions, this includes being around machinery and animals. We urge people to take farm safety seriously and take the time to learn more about ways to protect you and your family."
Rich Laber, Director of Property/Field Claims at Nodak Insurance, shares his own harvest safety tips: