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Tuck some air-activated warmers into your clothing to keep you toasty.
  Hands and feet are usually the first to feel the cold when you're outside, but body warmers may help. Their pouches are air-activated portable heat for hands and feet. They are designed...
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Slow down, and make sure your equipment is outfitted the right way
The tractor is a very handy piece of machinery to have when clearing snow in the wintertime. Pushing it around with a blade is very efficient. But snow also adds another dimension of risk in terms of...
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Deer are unpredictable so be ready for them
A couple of years ago my son’s friend hit a deer. Fortunately, Lucas wasn’t hurt, but the front end of his car wasn’t so lucky. As deer move between their bedding and feeding...
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With the privilege comes responsibility
My folks have a burn barrel at the edge of their pasture. My dad burns stuff like wood scraps, tree debris and cardboard boxes. He's always careful to note how strong the wind is and if...
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Seven safety tips to keep in mind during harvest and throughout the year.
Seven safety tips to keep in mind during harvest and throughout the year.
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Pay attention to water conditions and use common sense to avoid health risks
It feels good to take a cool dip in the pond on a hot day.  But there's always more to the water than meets the eye. Bob Broz is an extension water quality specialist at the University...
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Usually this is human error, so be diligent
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Doug in California. He wonders if his PTO shaft could separate while it's being used. What would cause this to happen...
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Proper disposal makes sure you don't hurt yourself or the environment
Radio interview source: Larry Hawkins, Senior Veterinarian, Bayer HealthCare Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Animals occasionally need vaccines, ointments, and other...
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The FOPS canopy protects the operator from falling debris
Radio interview link: Robert (Bobby) Grisso, Extension Engineer, Virginia Tech University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're...
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A little caution will protect the snowblower - and your fingers
Radio interview source: Kris Kiser, President, Outdoor Power Institute   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Snowblowers give your back a break, but there are safety considerations to...

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