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Follow Fire Prevention and Management Tips during Harvest

September 21, 2017, 12:11 pm | Clarke McGrath, Mark Hanna

If dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material. Read more about Follow Fire Prevention and Management Tips during Harvest

Drop the Most Deadly Industry Title by Improving Tractor Safety

September 22, 2017, 10:13 am | Charles Schwab

The leading causes of agricultural fatalities are tractor overturns, runovers and collisions. The tragedy is that the majority of these are preventable with the addition of rollover protective structures, using safe tractor practices and adequate marking. Read more about Drop the Most Deadly Industry Title by Improving Tractor Safety

Help Children Cope When the News Is Scary

February 19, 2018, 12:38 pm | Malisa Rader

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children. Read more about Help Children Cope When the News Is Scary

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Electrocutions Can Happen in an Instant

September 22, 2016, 9:17 am | Charles Schwab

This is the time of year when oversized, tall equipment such as portable grain augers and combines are moved from place to place on the farmstead, ISU Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to look up and avoid contact with power lines to prevent farm injuries and deaths. Read more about Electrocutions Can Happen in an Instant

Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters

January 12, 2017, 9:15 am | Gabriele Edwards

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes. Read more about Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters

Safe Local Food an Emphasis of ISU Extension and Outreach

October 4, 2016, 10:51 am | Angela Laury Shaw, Linda Naeve, Joe Hannan

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe. Read more about Safe Local Food an Emphasis of ISU Extension and Outreach