The amount of training that farmers need to do seems to be ever increasing. Pesticide training, tractor safety training, forklift training, these are just a few that we do on a yearly basis here at the farm for our employees. Last week we had a training day, where we got it all taken care of.
Here is a photo of our field workers learning about pesticides. One interesting thing that we learned is that on a farm gasoline is one of the most dangerous chemicals we can come into contact with. Puts a little perspective on what chemicals we have on the farm.
While training for safety can at times feel like a huge burden, as an employer I want my employees to always feel safe and have the tools to be safe in the field. Did you know that every day 2 farmers in this country die from a farm related accident?! It is a scary thought, one that has hit too close to home already and something I hope to not see again for a long time. So stay safe out there farmers, get that training done now, because you’re just going to get more busy as the sun comes out!