Deer in the headlights, now more than usual

Louisville, KY (October 2, 2014) – To everything there is a season, and Kentucky’s drivers must once again brace themselves for the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and collisions, with the most dangerous animal in the United States – the white-tailed deer. The Insurance Institute for...

On Farm Safety Week, Comer Urges Farmers to Stay Safe for Themselves and Their Families

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urged Kentucky farmers to put safety first for themselves and for their families as he declared the week of Sept. 21-27 National Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky. “An accident on the farm affects the whole family and even an entire...

Motorist alert: Fall harvest increases number of slow-moving vehicles on rural roadways

Louisville, KY (September 15, 2014) – As harvest season gets underway across Kentucky, there is an increased likelihood that drivers will more frequently encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau urges motorists to slow down and share the road this fall,...

Virtual exercise to prepare animal resource coordinators for disaster response

Animals are especially vulnerable during natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms, because they have to rely on humans for help. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting the Multi-jurisdictional Animal Resource Coordination Exercise,...

Across Kentucky – May 12, 2014

They’re popular for fun and for farm chores, but ATV’s must be used with the utmost of caution and we’re coming into the season when ATV fatalities will take a jump. Feldhaus visits with extension farm safety specialist Mark Purschwitz about those grim statistics and how we can keep those numbers lower...

Staying afloat with boating safety on Kentucky’s waterways

Louisville, KY (June 27, 2013) – As many Kentuckians get set for a July Fourth holiday spent relaxing on the water, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges boaters, swimmers, fishers and skiers to be keenly aware of their surroundings and exercise caution while enjoying a day on the lake. The Bluegrass State...

Youth will serve farm safety symposium program

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Young people are one of the target audiences of the Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium. This year, young people will deliver the program. For the 20th edition of the event, Dale Dobson, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm and Home Safety Program coordinator, handed the baton...

Take time for agricultural safety awareness

Cyndie Sirekis is director of news services at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Agricultural Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9

[February 25, 2013]–Across the nation, county and state Farm Bureaus have committed to making safety a top priority this spring through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. Participants have designated March 3-9 Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Agricultural Safety: Your...

Mock accident will teach safety lesson at ‘Pep Rally For Life’ Sept. 13 in Glascow

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The bodies and ATVs strewn across the football field will be real. The first responders, their techniques, and their equipment will be real. The emergency medical helicopters will be real. But the scene playing out in front of Barren County students will be a simulation intended to jolt...

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