Keeping people safe and healthy
Resources for difficult times - Find help, counseling, advocacy, legal and referral resources.
Coping with rural stress - Programming and expertise from across Extension to help families and small towns respond to challenges that overwhelmingly affect rural Minnesota and farming communities.
Well-being relies on physical, mental and emotional health - Think of your overall well-being as a three-legged stool. Your physical, mental and emotional health are the supports that can get you through tough times.
Being stressed can compromise farm safety - The ability to stay safe impacts health; the ability to stay healthy impacts safety.
Good self-care helps relieve stress - Self-care isn't selfish. It's a strategy for coping with life's curveballs.
Remember grace in times of change - What is considered "normal" changes over time. It’s not good or bad, it’s just what’s next.
Inspecting farm buildings for wind damage safety checks after a storm – National Ag Safety Database (NASD). Roof, foundation, silo and interior checklist.
Preventing ag building roof collapses from snow and ice - What building owners can do to reduce the chances of a roof collapse.
Plan ahead to manage on-farm snowmelt - With a winter of heavy snow and ice, farmers should consider where the snowmelt will go.
Equipment and storage
Biosecurity for cattle operations - Protecting your farm from outside pathogens helps your business to continue unaffected with productive, healthy cows.
Biosecurity for alternative pig farms - Create a biosecurity plan with specific procedures based on your situation.
Biosecurity for small scale swine production - It is important for all pig farmers, regardless of size and set-up, to have a biosecurity plan.
Biosecurity for small-scale poultry - About avian influenza including what to do if your poultry may be infected, and steps to protect your flock.
Poultry biosecurity - Resources for commercial producers and small flocks.
Horse biosecurity tips for peak riding season - Biosecurity measures are key to keeping your horse healthy while traveling during the show and trail season.
Basic stockmanship: How to properly handle cattle and other farm animals — Includes livestock handling videos