URBANA, Ill. — Spring is characterized by a flurry of activity on farms. In the rush to get crops in the ground, farmers may not have safety and health as a priority.
Learn how to prevent common farm injuries and illness during this critical time at a free online webinar by University of Illinois Extension and AgrAbility. Preparing for a Safe Planting Season will run from noon to 1 p.m. CT Feb. 18 online via Zoom. Register online at go.illinois.edu/AgrSafePlanting. Those who cannot attend live can still sign up to receive access to the recorded webinar.
“In Illinois, we often see an uptick in agricultural-related injuries in the spring,” says Josie Rudolphi, Illinois Extension specialist. “And COVID-19 will again present additional health and safety challenges to farmers.”
Extension and Illinois AgrAbility are joining together to provide practical tips and seasonal reminders appropriate for large and small-scale producers and farm families. Rudolphi will be joined by Salah Issa from the College of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Josie Rudolphi at email@example.com. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.
— University of Illinois Extension
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