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Mowing mistakes on slopes can claim lives, limbs

Ditches, side hills, slopes, ponds, & kids – they’re just a few of the risk factors in a spate of recent mowing fatalities & injuries in Iowa & neighboring states.  – in Iowa Farmer Today’s July Safety Watch

Photo courtesy S Leonard

Mowing reminders

Most residential riding tractors and zero-turn mowers aren’t designed to mow on slopes greater than 15 degrees.  More tips for safe mowing are in this sidebar to Iowa Farmer Today’s July Safety Watch

Photo courtesy S Leonard

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National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting 
September 8-10, 2019
Fort Wayne, IN

Ohio Farm Science Review
September 17-19, 2019
London, OH

National FFA Convention and Expo
October 30-November 2, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

2019 Iowa Rural Health Association/Midwest Rural and Agricultural Safety and Health Joint Conference 
November 13-14, 2019
Marshalltown, IA