Just in time for National Farm Safety and Health Week on September 20-26, University of Minnesota Extension released its new farm safety and health channel. The channel includes the previously released three-part livestock safety video series, a recently premiered PTO (power take off) safety video, and farm safety quick tips. Additional videos will be added in the coming weeks.
The goal of this channel is to promote safety and health on Minnesota farms and beyond. The videos may be used for many audiences including youth, farmers, agriculturalists, and health professionals. Emily Krekelberg, Extension educator for farm safety and health, is overseeing this new project. “This is a great opportunity for us to share safety and health messages more widely,” she said. “Especially right now, when we are coming up on the busy fall harvest season and are unable to do safety training face-to-face.”
The videos are all shorter than five minutes, making them a great tool for farms. They provide a mix of information, demonstration, and discussion. Some videos feature testimony from Minnesota farmers that have been impacted by farm accidents as well as farms that do outstanding prevention work.
For more resources visit extension.umn.edu and follow the UMN Extension Farm Safety and Health Team on Twitter @UMNFarmSafety.