Recent Updates

  1. Stress Management

    Objective: To learn to manage stress on the farm or in the workplace. Trainer’s Note Learning to manage stress can improve mental and physical health. Identify the stress factors in the workplace. Discuss how to manage or eliminate those factors. Invite a mental health or time management professional to speak. Review the true or false quiz.
  2. Spraying Paint

    Objective: To observe the needed safety precautions when spray painting. Trainer’s Note
  3. Skin Irritants and Allergens

    Objective: To be able to describe the hazards that can occur when solvents and acids come in contact with the skin, and to know how to prevent this exposure. Trainer’s Note
  4. Substance Abuse and Injuries

    Objective: To know the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body and be aware of the on-the-job problems substance abuse can cause. Trainer’s Note Review the case studies or create others. Divide the workers into two groups to discuss scenarios. Identify the primary ways substance abuse can affect performance. Review the true or false quiz.
  5. Grapevine Nutrient Management: Petiole Sampling and Analysis

    Grapevine nutrient status can be determined by three methods:   Observing visual symptoms. Analyzing vine tissue samples. Performing soil tests. These methods should be performed regularly by scouting visual symptoms each season, analyzing tissue samples either annually or every other year, and performing soil tests both prior to planting and once every three to five years after planting.
  6. Some Options for Resourceful Living

    Being resourceful is the ability to find and use available resources to solve problems and achieve goals. It combines a consumer’s desire to be cost-conscious with environmental awareness, and enables one to live within their means.
  7. Freezing and Canning Venison

    Care and Handling of Venison
  8. Silo Safety

    Objective: To know the safety guidelines for working around silos to prevent incidents and diseases associated with silo gases or dust. Trainer’s Note
  9. Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

    Objective: To become familiar with Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Trainer’s Note
  10. Safety Means Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV)

    Objective: To know the proper use of the Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem. Trainer’s Note By law, farming equipment must display an SMV emblem when moving on roadways at less than 25 mph. Point out the advantages of using the SMV. Demonstrate how to attach the sign correctly. Compare SMV signs in good repair with unacceptable damaged or faded signs. Review the true or false quiz.

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