Agriculture is a huge business here in the Heartland, and this is a busy time of year for it. Its harvest season which means a lot of large, slow-moving farm equipment and machinery are on the roads.
Jeremy Schneider from Sydenstricker Farm and Lawn stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland Wednesday morning to talk about farm safety.
Main reasons farms can be hazardous:
- Machinery ?? moving components, while shielded, are still potential threats if not operated properly
- Environment ?? dust, hazardous chemicals, high stress levels, public interactions
- Remote locations ?? if something does happen, rural environments make response times longer
WATCH VIDEO above to learn more.
14018 Hungry Hollow Rd. (HWY 63 & Hungry Hollow Rd)