Protecting the next
generation of farmers
Together we can keep Wisconsin strong and safe
Farming traditions run deep in Wisconsin, and farm safety is a priority for farmers. Rural Mutual has been protecting farms across the state since 1934. We also believe in protecting the families and children in our farming communities.
To reduce the chance of injury on the farm, make sure the environment for adults, employees, and youth is as safe as possible. Learn more about our safety initiatives by watching our Rooted In Farm Safety Series, reading our farm safety articles, and visiting the websites of our safety partners
ROoted In Farm Safety Series
Stress On The Farm
While farmers experience higher levels of psychological distress and depression than the general population, they are less likely to seek help for mental health issues. Even for those who do seek help, resources may not be readily available, as 60 percent of rural Americans live in areas with mental health professional shortages.
Fatigue On the Farm
Fatigue has serious negative impacts on physical and mental health. Operating machinery when you’re sleep-deprived can be as dangerous as operating machinery under the influence.
KIDS ON THE FARM
Traditionally, children have been involved in agriculture by helping their families or neighbors. People often associate agricultural work with teaching responsibility and developing a good work ethic. However, agriculture poses many hazards for young children and adolescents.
Farm Safety Articles
FARM SAFETY TIPS AND AGRICULTURE SAFETY RESOURCES
FARM SAFETY PARTNERS
WORKING TOGETHER TO GROW FARM SAFETY TRADITIONS
Know the Facts About Childhood Agricultural Injuries