Now that our feature photograph has local farmers talking and thinking about safety once more, we suggest each rural family that uses power equipment, horses and manual labor, review their safety standards. Routine is the biggest risk in farm safety, as young people and parents become lulled into a sense of security when a farming technique has been used for years without a problem. Risky behavior is sometimes not noticed when it is close at hand and we urge our rural families to talk to their neighbors and friends to see if they have noticed something occurring they think is dangerous.
And, we would like to thank those who called the safety issue to our attention after seeing the photo. We hope they continue to spread the word to local farmers to always think safety. We know we will do the same.