Farm Safety Week

It is National Farm Safety and Health Week. With only 2% of Americans involved in production agriculture you might be wondering how farm safety affects you, but the following topics; road, ATV, chemical, and sun safety precautions are concerns for both urban and rural communities. According to Health Research Funding, "25% of fatalities that have occurred on four-wheelers happened to children who were younger than 16 years of age." A USDA survey shows there are 86,900 farms in Iowa, meaning there are thousands of farmers driving tractors on the road. Did you know, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70 (Skin Cancer Foundation)? As you can see, farm safety week can he

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