Farm Safety Webinars with UofM, NDSU Extension begin January 21st

Farm Safety Webinars with UofM, NDSU Extension begin January 21st

January 15, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (1/15/21)

(Minnesota) — Next week will kick off a five-week-long series of Farm Safety Webinars through the University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension.  This partnership this winter will provide viewers the opportunity to empower their communities and individuals to prioritize safety of the farm.

Webinars will be Thursdays at 11am and last one hour starting January 21st through March 18th.

The January 21st webinar will cover the topic of Grain Bin Safety with a panel led by Angie Johnson, Farm & Ranch Safety Program Coordinator and Extension Agent with NDSU Extension.

February 4th will feature a panel on Tractor and Equipment Safety with a conversation with North Dakota farmers Scott & Elizabeth Huso and their employee Chase Frederick, who was in an accident on their farm in the past.

On February 18th, Youth Farm Safety will have a panel discussion moderated by Emily Krekelberg, Farm Safety & Health Extension Educator with the UofM Extension, covering various resources available for families with young farmers.

March 4th’s webinar will focus on Livestock Safety with discussion and demonstration on proper animal handling on both confinement and pasture systems from UofM Extension Cattle Production Extension Educator Joe Armstrong, DVM.

The March 18th webinar will conclude the series with discussion on mental health and QPR Training. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training is a one-hour suicide prevention preogram that helps individuals learn thre three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide, which is tailored toward agricultural communities.

The Farm Webinar Series is offered free of charge, but participants must pre-register by visiting the link with this story. When registering, participants will have access to join each of the five webinar sessions. Contact information by email for any questions can be found with this story at