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Farm safety, health are hot topics at Farm Progress Show

The Health and Safety tent is part of a long tradition of providing key information to farm families at the show. Check out this preview.

Rising pressures to perform, the rush to harvest or plant, the need to move grain from storage to market. All are factors that impact the health and safety of the agriculture community. All these issues, and more, drive the vision for the Health and Safety Tent at the 2022 Farm Progress Show. A long-standing tradition, health and safety awareness information continues to be an important stop for visitors.

But what will visitors find at this year’s show? Marsha Cheyney, outreach specialist, Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health at the University of Iowa, is coordinating the Health and Safety Tent for the show this year. She shares insight on what farm families will find when they stop by, and there’s plenty to see during a visit. The tent is located at 37N on the northeast side of the show site between Gates 1 and 2.

The vision for the information provided at this year’s exhibit is driving by a couple factors, according to Cheyney. The first is a focus on the issues that farmers say are important to them, and the second is the hazards that the data shows are causing injuries and illnesses in rural communities. Learn more about what resources will be available for show visitors by listening to this week’s podcast.

And Cheyney adds that the center produces the FarmSafe podcast where each episode features agricultural workers and public health experts sharing first-hand stories and real-life tips for making safer and healthier decisions while on the farm. And at the end of each episode listeners will be able to plan for preventing specific injuries or illnesses.

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