As harvest activity picks up across the country, farmers are encouraged to prioritize safety and health.
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety Director Dan Neenan tells Brownfield farmers need to keep their personal health in mind as they spend long hours in the field.
“Take a few minutes every hour to get out and stretch to stop from the bouncing. If you take medications and especially medications that are food dependent, such as diabetes, it’s critically important that you take your medicine on time and that you stop and take breaks even if just for a small snack.”
He says dry weather increases the risk of field and equipment fires this season and farmers need to be prepared.