Farming and forestry are among the most hazardous occupations, exposing workers to a variety of health and safety risks, ranging from chemical exposure to accidents associated with heavy machinery. Through training programs, publications in English and Spanish, and more, North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides farm and forestry workers, pesticide applicators and their families with the knowledge to improve health and safety.
The time for fall harvest is here. As with many farm hazards, those present in combine harvesting situations are usually recognized. For instance, belts and pulleys needed for operating many components will pull MORE »
Sampson County farmers recently received a boost in recycling centers for properly rinsed pesticide containers. Cooperative Extension received grant money in excess of $7,000 from the Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund to install two MORE »
The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission recently awarded a two-year $500,000 grant to expand the AgriSafe Network of the North Carolina program and to establish a new component—the Certified Safe Farm program MORE »