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In our new issue, I wrote a story about Neal Sawyer and his grass-fed beef farm near Princeton, Iowa. Photographer Mitch Kezar and I visited Neal and took photos of him riding around his pastures...
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Keep safety in mind as you zoom over snowy terrain
You can enjoy the great outdoors by riding a snowmobile. But remember, this is a powerful machine, so make sure to ride safe, and have the right equipment. After a nice snowfall, chances are good...
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Learn to gauge the right protection for the activity
Radio Interview Source: Dr. Theresa Schulz, President, National Hearing Conservation Association Listen here to the radio story (mp3) about preventing hearing loss Although tractors, combines,...
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As with any equipment, there are safety rules to follow
According to the Farm Bureau Safety Program and the CDC, ATVs are a popular form of recreation and a useful tool on the farm. An ATV is a three-or four-wheeled vehicle with low-pressure tires,...
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Before you climb aboard, make sure you have the right helmet
Radio interview source: Eric Anderson, Helmet Expert, Vroom Network Click here to listen: Choosing an ATV helmet When an ATV rider falls off and hits his head on the ground, the ground is...
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Anyone who drives or rides on an ATV or UTV should take safety classes
Radio interview source: Amber Purcell, Chief Instructor, ATV Safety Institute Listen here for radio story (mp3) or read below If you're buying an ATV, be sure to check out classes offered by...
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Know how to keep your children safe
Radio interview source: David Schweitz, Executive Director, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Click here to listen: ATV safety for kids The increased popularity of all-terrain vehicles also means more...
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Proper handling, fit, driving skills, and equipment all contribute to a safe and fun ride.
Radio interview source: Amber Purcell, Chief Instructor, ATV Safety Institute Click here to listen: ATV riding tips ATV's are a joy to ride, but drivers and riders should learn how to handle...
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Learn about your state's requirements for young riders
Radio interview source: Ray Paige, trails program specialist, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Click here to listen about snowmobile safety for kids Teenagers aren't allowed to drive a car...