Ag Safety Week March 3rd through March 9th

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S.

The American farm bureau federation is calling March 3rd to the 9th Ag safety awareness week. 

and when you live in a state like North Dakota, you’re going to want to pay attention to these tips.

The top tips are for drivers to be aware of heavy machinery on the road, and for farmers to use caution when operation things like a combine, seeder and much more.

“Really being aware of your surroundings if you’re working with someone if you have a child with you before you’re moving any sort of big equipment making sure that there is no obstacles or people or anything in the way,” said Safe Kids Coordinator Amber Emerson.

She adds that many farm-related injuries are life-changing.

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