In this Issue:
  • Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines
  • Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play
  • Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill
  • Save a Penny, Lose a Dollar – The Importance of Spray Nozzle Selection and Maintenance
  • Friday Feature: Grain Bin Entrapment
  • Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns
  • Farm Equipment

    Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines

    Today, August 11 is “National 811 Day,” so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.”

    There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact, there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm/

    Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play

    There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms, however, are a dangerous place for kids to work and play, because of the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/farms-are-dangerous-places-for-kids-to-work-and-play/

    Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill

    This week’s feature video highlights a handy innovation for farmers and ranchers.  A tool that allows you to uses your ladder and chainsaw as a portable sawmill.  Norwood Sawmills makes the PortaMill that landowners can use to convert logs into valuable lumber for less than $1,000.  With the PortaMill, you use your chainsaw as …

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    Save a Penny, Lose a Dollar – The Importance of Spray Nozzle Selection and Maintenance

    Ian Small, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist, NFREC Quincy, and Jeff Clack, Hypro Pentair Flow Technologies

    There is no shortage of new technologies being marketed to improve the efficiency of farming operations.  The most cost effective place to start is with the basics, or in other words, start with the parts of your operation that improve …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/save-a-penny-lose-a-dollar-the-importance-of-spray-nozzle-selection-and-maintenance/

    Friday Feature: Grain Bin Entrapment

    This week’s the featured video is not a pleasant topic, but it is a message that needs to be shared with every farmer, family member, and farm worker who may work with loose grain and feeds stored in bulk bins.  Bulk grain and feed bins, or large grain carts can become very dangerous, especially if …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/friday-feature-grain-bin-entrapment/

    Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

    Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from the front of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/check-serpentine-belts-this-winter-to-prevent-growing-season-breakdowns/