Staying Safe Out on the Farm

A lot of farmers are busying this time of year, but it's important that they don't forget out staying safe.

Heather Schlesser, the UW-Extension Dairy Agent, stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon on Thursday to give advice on how to stay safe. You can learn more by watching the video above.

Some of the recommendations include wearing a seatbelt, and avoiding operating tractors near ditches, embankments and holes. Don't forget to watch where you're going, especially at row ends, on roads and around trees.

You should also install roll over protection. The National Farm Safety Center has a rebate program right now on that, just call 1-800-ROPSR4U.

The Marathon County UW-Extension does have the resources to help train you on skid steer use and animal handling. All you have to do is call 715-261-1230 for more information.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262927781 -
Gray Television, Inc.