Farm Safety

Man and youth stand near tractor
Nebraska Extension Educator John Thomas (right) discusses a tractor's engine with a student before the driving exam. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

2024 Tractor Safety Days Scheduled for May, June Across Nebraska

April 11, 2024
This annual event provides the training and testing necessary for Nebraska youth who require certification to perform duties on a farm, including a Hands-on Safety Day, and tractor and equipment safety training. 

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Recycled container plastic is repurposed for things such as pallets and culvert piping. (UNL PSEP file photo)

Tips for Recycling Pesticide Containers in 2024

April 4, 2024
There are numerous ways for private and commercial applicators to safely and responsibly dispose of their pesticide containers throughout the upcoming growing season.

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Grain silos on farm at dusk
The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Soybean Board encourage those who work in and around grain bins to have a plan in place for safety and to properly learn safety steps. With proper safety procedures, grain bin accidents are preventable.

Grain Safety Takes Center Stage: Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board Promote Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week

March 25, 2024
The Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week initiative strives to raise awareness among farmers and ag workers about the importance of safety when working in and around grain bins, and overall safety practices on the farm.

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Burned farm implement in field
An upcoming four-part extension workshop for women in agriculture will focus on emergency preparedness for rural families. (Adobe Stock photo)

Extension to Host Multi-state Emergency Preparedness Workshop Series for Rural Families

February 12, 2024
Hosted by local extension personnel in five locations across Nebraska, the workshop series will focus on farm and ranch emergency management, first aid, fire protection and hazardous materials.

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Farmer entering tractor
Because of their high center of gravity, tractors are more susceptible to rolling or turning over. Always hitch loads at the drawbar, never higher. Use front weights to increase tractor stability.

Older Tractors Still a Danger in Agriculture

June 23, 2023
Tractor overturns are the leading cause of fatal injuries on U.S. farms, resulting in an average of about 130 deaths each year.

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This Week on N Field: Pesticide Glove Safety

April 18, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Amy Timmerman demonstrates why some of the most popular safety gloves on today's market don't provide enough protection for producers during agricultural applications.

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Kids in tractor
For safety training, Nebraska teens will have two locations to choose from — North Platte and Grand Island — and eight locations where they can take the final tractor driving test to receive certification. See testing sites and registration information below.

2023 Tractor Safety Training for Teens Kicks Off in May

March 29, 2023
Two training locations and eight testing sites will be available to Nebraska teens seeking tractor and equipment safety certification.

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Combine harvesting at sunset

Staying Safe During Harvest

September 21, 2022
Farmers and auto drivers must work together to ensure safe roadways for all this harvest season.

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