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Safe to Operate: Tractor Safety Checklist

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in homes and communities. To recognize National Safety Month, many Farm Bureaus focus on ways to make our work and home lives safer for all. Join Farm Bureau, along with the […]

Invest in the Right Tools for Safety

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in homes and communities. To recognize National Safety Month, many Farm Bureaus focus on ways to make work and home lives safer for all. Join Farm Bureau, along with the National […]

Riding Off-Road, Staying On-Track For Safety

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in homes and communities. To recognize National Safety Month, many Farm Bureaus focus on ways to make work and home lives safer for all. Join Farm Bureau, along with the National […]

Reducing Risk on the Road – Commit to Safety in June

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in homes and communities. To recognize National Safety Month, many Farm Bureaus focus on ways to make work and home lives safer for all. Join Farm Bureau, along with the National […]

Support All Farmers

By: Hope Pjesky Since 2007 I have been blessed and honored to have the opportunity to travel to several other countries and visit agricultural operations. I have also had the opportunity to host farmers from many other countries on my farm in northern Oklahoma. During this time, one thing has become obvious to me and […]

Agriculture’s Self-Esteem Problem

By: Hope Pjesky Farmers are professionals. Farmers are small business owners. If you start your own farm, you are an entrepreneur. I am proud to be a farmer! Why aren’t more farmers? Over the last twenty years I have been involved with a number of agricultural organizations. For the first ten or twelve of those […]

Farm Bureau, Hundreds of Other Groups Call for Extension of Key Tax Provisions

America’s farmers and ranchers are ready for Congress to act swiftly to restore tax provisions essential to boosting small businesses and rural economies, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Farm Bureau urged members of both chambers to work across the aisle to renew and preserve important […]

Feeling Thankful

Somehow this fall I lost an entire month. It could have had something to do with twenty four days that I spent gallivanting around Europe this past month as a McCloy fellow.  All I know is that I left West Virginia when it was green, sunny, and 75 degrees.  The cattle were still happily grazing […]

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone = Growth

In one week, I will be embarking on one of my biggest adventures to date. I will be traveling from my hills here in West Virginia to Germany and Belgium.  In June, I was notified that I was one of four Americans selected to receive a McCloy Fellowship in Agriculture for a three week intensive […]

Ice Cream and Agriculture

I always enjoy the State Fair of West Virginia, but probably not for any of the reasons one would think.  Last year, for instance, I didn’t see a single concert, ride any rides, buy a cinnamon bun, or even spend much time in the barns.  No, my State Fair enjoyment centers solely on ice cream.  […]