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September 19, 2017: Farm & Farm Equipment Safety (Petersburg, VA)

Event Link: https://www.ext.vsu.edu/events/2017/8/23/farm-farm-equipment-safety-zrc9w-ssj8t

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
1:00 - 4:00pm
VSU Randolph Farm, Small Farm Plot
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/smgXPYOzC3ZDb57Y2

Each year more than 300 commercial tractor related deaths occur. Almost half of these are caused by overturns. Many are caused by PTOs not being shielded or shut down properly. Other causes include vehicle collisions, hitting overhead objects such as tree limbs, being crushed during repairs,  or being burned during re-fueling.

This workshop will review a variety of practices to help you remain safe on the farm including how to be knowledgeable about the tractor and use it safely and properly, conduct pre-operational safety checks, and special precautions necessary for operating equipment on rough terrain and slopes. Use of personal protective equipment also will be reviewed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Michael Carter at (804) 481-1163, mcarter@vsu.edu, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2015-70017-22887. For more information, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at niewolny@vt.edu or 540-231-5784.

 

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