A Healthy Farm Needs A Healthy Farmer

Speaker: Emily Krekelberg, Extension Educator-Farm Safety & Health

Farmers spend much of their time thinking about the needs of their farm: quality feed, good reproduction, functional facilities, etc. For generations, the needs of the farm have come before the needs of the farmer. This session will challenge that mentality and encourage farmers to see themselves as the cornerstone of their farm’s success. We will cover the three legged milking stool of wellness, the relationship between poor health and farm accidents, and easy ways to take care of ourselves while keeping the farm a top priority.