Author Archives: Alex Minette

‘Roots in the ground’ is growing as a mantra among crop farmers experimenting with and using ‘cover crops’. Oats, rye, turnips, radishes, and various seed mixes planted after harvest help protect soil from wind and water erosion, soak up excess nutrients, and build up organic matter. Today, as the soil, water quality, and production benefits of […]

In anticipation of the upcoming harvest season, it’s important for those in farming communities to be well-prepared and safe. Long hours, powerful machinery and isolated jobs all make the risk of farm-related injuries, which can often be fatal, quite high. However, remembering a few dependable safety practices and picking up a new tip or two […]

Tractor Safety

Harvest is fast approaching, though we still have some time to complete some key maintenance on the devices used for harvest and storage of grains.  The article titled “TRACTOR SAFETY: 5 STEPS TO PREP FOR A SAFE HARVEST SEASON”, discusses several steps we may take to help heighten safety surrounding the operation of tractors.  Please […]

Over the last year, we have posted several articles which enhance safety on the farm and in the community.  The following link has several videos on topics that we have previously posted.  To see how some of these directly affect us each day, please access this link (Click Here) to be directed to the National […]