Chris Jagger shows off the Allis-Chalmers Model G tractor he converted to electric drive on his Blue Fox Farm near Applegate, Ore. A small but growing number of organic farmers have been converting the tractors, which are well suited to small farms. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jeff Barnard)
Machinery, animals and chemicals can be potentially dangerous on their own, and with All three usually being found on a working farm safety precautions always need to be taken.
Ray Francis of Moose Jaw EMS and farmer, knows first-hand the importance of being prepared for a new growing season.
“It’s very important to always check and maintain your equipment. Make sure guards are intact and everything is in proper working order.” Francis said.
“Remember to take rest periods. Farming requires long work days, and exhaustion can lead to accidents,” Is sound advice provided by both Francis and André Bonneau, health and safety representative for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.
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