STORIES WE RECOMMEND
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Debbie Weingarten's article in The Guardian (6 December 2017) shares powerful stories of Ginnie Peters (Iowa) and John Blaske (Kansas), farmers who have been affected by or considered suicide.
A follow-up article (12 December 2017) describes the overwhelming response to the initial article and it includes resource helplines.
SILO: Edge of the Real World is a short documentary film that is making a big impact, raising awareness of the risks and rewards of grain farming. It features young farmers Adam Fox and Clay Althoff (Indiana). The film's website describes grain entrapment hazards and includes links on grain handling safety.
Ireland's Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Survivor Stories is a compilation of video stories presenting real farmers telling their own farm accident stories, from bull attacks to combine harvester entanglements, and more. Their hope is that you can learn from their experiences and take the simple steps that will make your farm safer. The website includes tools for risk assessment and safety resources. Their YouTube channel - farmaccidents - houses over 30 video stories.