Farm Safety Fears: Harvest Edition

As one of the most dangerous professions based on federal and state statistics from the US Department of labor, this time of year brings additional concerns with the changing of the leaves for farmers across the Midwest.  475 fatalities occurred in farm-related work injuries in the U.S., with tractor overturns being the leading cause of death.  Please thank a farmer for their efforts in bringing food to your table, and read on to learn the number one tip for how you can help avoid needless farming injuries this fall!

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  • Pay attention while on the road – As farmers move equipment on highways, be patient with their slow moving vehicles.  Make sure to give them plenty of space and only pass if the road allows for it comfortably.

Post Planting Reflection

With Spring in the air and many seeds freshly planted in the ground, it is a great time to stop and reflect on this past planting season and ask the question; "How many ladders did you have to climb up to unload your seed boxes?" If the answer is anything other than 0, you may benefit from the safety and convenience our product can add to your operation!

Seed Slide Farm without Harm

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Awards Seed Slide Top Prize in National Pitch Contest

60 ideas traveled to Tampa to battle it out for the honor, but Seed Slide won the judge's votes by solving the serious problem of safety concerns on the farm.  We are grateful for the recognition and validation from this opportunity and hope to keep the momentum building as we move closer to our vision of eliminating farming-related deaths and injuries that occur during the unnecessary climbing of slippery wagons to unload seed boxes. 

Seed Slide CEO Award

A remote seed box opener?

Seed Slide made its way down to Kansas City to compete in the 2015 National Elevator Pitch Competition.  While there, many people got an education over the new trends in agriculture such as the shift of delivering seed in bags to seed tote boxes.  They were shocked to hear of the danger farmers go through to unload seed from these boxes, including climbing on top of 10 ft. tall slippery seed tenders with a high risk of falling and breaking bones.  Seed Slide found many fans because of its ability to prevent these accidents and allow farmers to farm safer and smarter, not harder.