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Iowa Farm Transition Case Studies: Loomis Family Farm Transition
The Loomis family from northern Iowa has recently completed a successful family farm business transition to the next generation. The transition of their row crop and swine farm spanned the first 22 years of the younger generation's farming career, was well planned and implemented gradually.

This case study highlights the transition planning process and timeline, tools used, the older generation's estate plan, lessons learned, and the Loomis's advice for other farm families considering a farm business transition. Questions about the family's current situation and possible future of the farm are included for family or classroom discussions.
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Keep active farmers safe in later life
Agricultural injury data show a high proportion of cases that involve farmers 65 years of age or older. Find out how to recognize age-related risk factors and modify activities to be safer.

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Know your livestock and be safe -- Safe Farm
About one out of every four injuries on the farm involves animals. Learn about animal behavior related to habits, social relationships, maternal instincts, and territorial behavior.

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Play it safe with anhydrous ammonia -- Safe Farm
Here's a look at anhydrous ammonia -- ways Iowans are exposed to it and how to avoid these situations, its properties and first aid treatment, as well as Iowa regulations regarding its transport.

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Keep young children safe on farms -- Safe Farm
Learn how a child's typical developmental milestones affect farm safety.

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Make sure drinking water is safe -- Safe Farm
It's recommended that you test well water for coliform bacteria and nitrate at least once a year. Check out the details.

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Farm emergency and first aid kits -- Safe Farm
Here are tips on dealing with a medical emergency on the farm, plus detailed items to have in specialty first aid kits.

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Match age, abilities to farm chores -- Safe Farm
Here are some general guidelines for adults to use when providing supervision, assigning chores, and teaching about safety in ways that are appropriate for a youth's age and abilities.

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How to respond to farm injuries -- Safe Farm
First response is critical in farm-related injuries. Learn what to do in several different injury scenarios.

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ATV safety for farm work, recreation -- Safe Farm
Brief discussion of ATV safety concerns, including the need for protective gear, a pre-ride inspection, and proper operation.

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Reduce farm injury risks on roads -- Safe Farm
Learn ways to avoid accidents when transporting farm equipment on public roads.

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Know laws about youth farm workers -- Safe Farm
Safer working conditions provided by state and federal child labor laws protect Iowa's youth. Know the laws.

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Electrocution hazards on the farm -- Safe Farm
Farm workers can reduce their risks of electrocution by knowing how they can unknowingly come in contact with electricity. This publication focuses on electrical hazards posed by overhead power lines, standby generators, and general operating procedures of electrical systems.

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Manage stress to increase farm safety -- Safe Farm
Farming often is listed as one of the most stressful occupations. This publication will help you recognize things many farmers consider stressful, common symptoms of stress, and effective ways to manage stress.

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Review family farm safety rules -- Safe Farm
Here’s help to review family farm safety rules. Discussion includes the farm environment, designated play areas, identifying hazards on the farm, and how adults can model safe behavior for their children.

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Practice lawnmower safety on farms -- Safe Farm
Learn five safe practices for lawnmower safety, including safe mowing techniques.

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Abandoned wells pose safety hazards -- Safe Farm
Iowa law requires wells abandoned since April 1990 to be plugged within 90 days of abandonment. Find out more here.

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Lend an ear to hearing protection -- Safe Farm
Information on when to consider protecting your hearing, and how to do it.

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Manure storage poses invisible risk -- Safe Farm
This publication discusses five common gases found in manure storage facilities, and other hidden dangers.

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Severe weather tips for farmers -- Safe Farm
Information on dealing with tornadoes, winter storms, excessive heat, and thunderstorms.

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Recognize limitations to avoid injury -- Safe Farm
Protect yourself and others with the facts about injuries from farm equipment. Compare human limitations to machinery speed and power, learn safety hazards, and get tips for safe machine operation and clothing safety.

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Harvest safety yields big dividends -- Safe Farm
Harvest can be a dangerous season.

Almost half of farm injuries occur in August, September, October and November. Learn about the dangers of harvest equipment, entanglement, and falling hazards.

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Handle your grain harvest with care -- Safe Farm
Farm operators often overlook dangers of handling grain. Read about hazards and prevention techniques.

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Use SMV emblems for your safety -- Safe Farm
Transporting agricultural equipment on public roads can be dangerous. Learn about emblem use, laws, and maintenance.

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Evaluate equipment for dangers -- Safe Farm
The most serious injuries and fatalities on the farm involve machinery and equipment. This publication deals with danger points on agricultural equipment, those areas that can entangle, pinch, crush, or shear clothing and limbs.

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Use tractors with ROPS to save lives -- Safe Farm
Tractors are common to all farm operations and are the major cause of death in agriculture today. Rollover protective structures are cabs or frames that provide a safe environment for the tractor operator in the event of a rollover and are designed to prevent death and minimize injury.

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Reduce fires with electrical safety -- Safe Farm
Most electrical fires in the home begin in plugs or cords on appliances. Discover tips for preventing home fires. Also, learn about preparing a family exit plan.

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Extra riders mean extra dangers -- Safe Farm
This publication discusses serious risks for extra riders and suggests how to eliminate those risks.

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Reduce risks around big round bales -- Safe Farm
This publication reviews common hazards posed by the harvest and handling of large round bales, and suggests procedures that can reduce those hazards.

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Keep gloves handy for pesticide work -- Safe Farm
Tips for choosing the right gloves.

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Infant Safe Sleep - Essentials Child Care
Create safe sleep environments for children in your care. Learn how to choose the right equipment and about using "Back to Sleep" practices for sleep and "Tummy Time" practices for awake time.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Income Trends for Iowa Farms and Farm Families 2003-2015
To better understand how the downturn in the farm economy has impacted Iowa farmers and farm families, this study summarizes current trends in farm income and debt by type of farm operation.
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Iowa Farm Financial Conditions in 2015
This publication examines the financial performance of a group of farm business in 2015. The analysis focuses on: farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency, and farm program payments.

The study provides a snapshot of Iowa commercial farmers' financial strengths at a time of low crop prices and a new Farm Bill. The data used in the analysis are obtained from the Iowa Farm Business Association (IFBA), an independent farm accounting association managed and controlled by its members.
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Dare to Excel newsletter - February
Take a look at online safety – the Internet can be a dangerous place for children. Includes tips to reduce a child’s risk of being victimized; signs a child might be at risk of an online predator; ways to set up controls on your computer; and ways to keep your child safe from cyber bullying.
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2014 Farm Bill Analyzer: Data and Methods
The ISU Farm Bill Analyzer is an educational tool to help Iowa corn and soybean farmers make informed decisions regarding the reallocation of base acres and election of a commodity program for the life of the Farm Bill.

Download the ISU Farm Bill Analyzer, an Excel spreadsheet, from the Ag Decision Maker website for analyzing the decision points for corn and soybean producers in the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Food Stand Operations - What You Need to Know - Safe Food
Selling a variety of food and beverages can be an effective fundraising activity, but only if no one gets sick. Find out what organizers and workers need to know before the event regarding regulations and food safety.
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Safe Food Is YOUR Job - Health and Hygiene Tips for Food Handlers
Outlines three actions for food handlers to take related to hand washing, staying home when sick, and wearing proper work attire.
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Leafy Green Safe Handling Posters
Set of nine full-color, 11" x 17" posters, downloadable in a high resolution, print-ready pdf.

Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Posters serve as reminders of the proper care and handling of fresh leafy greens in retail foodservices.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: The Role of Farm Families in Local Community Philanthropy
This publication provides a summary of Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll research results on the role of farm families in local community philanthropy.
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Indoor Lighting for Livestock, Poultry and Farm Shop Facilities - Farm Energy
Indoor lighting for farm facilities needs to be safe, efficient, and economical. Get an overview of lighting types suited for livestock, poultry, and farm shop facilities.
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Conserve Heat Energy in the Farm Shop - Farm Energy
Proper insulation and a well-designed heating system are important for an energy efficient and comfortable farm shop.
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Energy Fundamentals for Farm Lighting - Farm Energy
Find basic information about several farm lighting options for security, worker safety, livestock production, and work after dark. Also gives a brief overview of energy efficiency for lighting options.
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Tracking the Energy Use on Your Farm - Farm Energy
Find out how to track your energy use on the farm with a simple energy log by using the provided Excel file linked within the PDF.
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Meth - Steer Clear, Stay Safe -- The Mystery Club
Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.
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2007 Farm Business Summary -- Northwest Iowa
Information on northwest Iowa farms in 2007. Includes data tables of a comparison by years, assets and liabilities by size of farm (end of year values), expenses by size of farm, summary of cash income and expenses by size of farm, summary of accrual income and expenses by size of farm, overall efficiency factors by size of farm, crop production, livestock production, and a comparison of high and low profit farms.
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2007 Farm Business Summary -- Southwest Iowa
Information on southwest Iowa farms in 2007. Includes data tables of a comparison by years, assets and liabilities by size of farm (end of year values), expenses by size of farm, summary of cash income and expenses by size of farm, summary of accrual income and expenses by size of farm, overall efficiency factors by size of farm, crop production, livestock production, and a comparison of high and low profit farms.
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2007 Farm Business Summary -- North Central Iowa
Information on north central Iowa farms in 2007. Includes data tables of a comparison by years, assets and liabilities by size of farm (end of year values), expenses by size of farm, summary of cash income and expenses by size of farm, summary of accrual income and expenses by size of farm, overall efficiency factors by size of farm, crop production, livestock production, and a comparison of high and low profit farms.
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2007 Farm Business Summary -- South Central Iowa
Information on south central Iowa farms in 2007. Includes data tables of a comparison by years, assets and liabilities by size of farm (end of year values), expenses by size of farm, summary of cash income and expenses by size of farm, summary of accrual income and expenses by size of farm, overall efficiency factors by size of farm, crop production, livestock production, and a comparison of high and low profit farms.
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2007 Farm Business Summary -- Northeast Iowa
Information on northeast Iowa farms in 2007. Includes data tables of a comparison by years, assets and liabilities by size of farm (end of year values), expenses by size of farm, summary of cash income and expenses by size of farm, summary of accrual income and expenses by size of farm, overall efficiency factors by size of farm, crop production, livestock production, and a comparison of high and low profit farms.
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2007 Farm Business Summary -- Southeast Iowa
Information on southeast Iowa farms in 2007. Includes data tables of a comparison by years, assets and liabilities by size of farm (end of year values), expenses by size of farm, summary of cash income and expenses by size of farm, summary of accrual income and expenses by size of farm, overall efficiency factors by size of farm, crop production, livestock production, and a comparison of high and low profit farms.
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Tug-of-War with Grain: Adult challenge card -- Safe Farm (Unit=Pkg of 50)
Card to hand out with Tug-of-War with Grain display.
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Can You Win a Tug-of-War with Grain? -- Safe Farm (Unit=Pkg of 50 cards for children)
Weight card for kids used with the mini tug-of-war with grain display.
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Be Food Safe: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill
This poster series illustrates four important aspects of keeping food safe: clean, separate, cook, and chill.
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2002 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County -- Safe Farm
Injuries are listed as serious or not serious. Total injuries and fatalities are listed. This data cannot be compared with data collected during 2000 or earlier because of different reporting systems used.
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2003 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County -- Safe Farm
Injuries are listed as serious or not serious. Total injuries and fatalities are listed. This data cannot be compared with data collected during 2000 or earlier because of different reporting systems used.
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2000 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County -- Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production. Data were under reported in 2000 due to a change in how the data were collected and reported.
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1999 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County -- Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production.
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1998 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County -- Safe Farm
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1997 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1996 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1995 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1994 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1990 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1991 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1992 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and work or leisure related.
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1993 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County - Safe Farm
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Good Wells for Safe Water
The best defenses against well contamination are good construction, periodic inspection and maintenance, and regular water testing. Detailed construction features are described here to help you plan new wells or inspect and repair existing ones.
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