ILLINOIS - When it comes to safety, Illinois farmers are ahead of the curve.
According to Country Financial, an insurance company, there were only 12 farm-related deaths this year, the lowest number on record.
“We are clearly on a path to report zero farm deaths in Illinois,” says Eric Vanasdale, senior loss control representative at Country. “It’s not a coincidence that the National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 15-21) theme is Working Together for Safety in Agriculture. It takes the whole team, farmers and safety organizations, to continually make Illinois farms safe.”