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In 2012 we announced the launch of Massey Ferguson Planet: a new program of promotional actions in Brazil to showcase what Massey Ferguson has to offer to the customer.
Besides promoting the products, our intention is to highlight the wide range of solutions available to customers and new prospects with several facilities to purchase products through AGCO Finance, Consortium and AGCO Rental. Another highlight is to show our customers the after-sales support, the range of Genuine Parts MF and Lubricants Shell available through AGCO Parts and Services Premium MF marked out to our dealers by AGCO Service.
With a goal to reach 10 states across the country this year, Massey Ferguson Planet includes dealer training, technical demonstrations and test drives. The exhibit station is able to accommodate 100 guests simultaneously.
An exclusive exhibit truck was designed for the event to take the Massey Ferguson brand to all corners of Brazil.
To celebrate the start of this project, developed by the sales, product marketing and communications departments, where employees were able to experience the exhibit truck in action and see how it will positively impact our customers a kick-off event was promoted at the Canoas factory on March 12th.
The key for a parent is to recognize when a task is too advanced for their child. Sadly, many children on the farm are hurt each year by doing something that is beyond their ability. Although parents cannot completely child-proof a farm or ranch, they need to make it as safe as possible.
A few precautions will help keep your kids safe and give you a little peace of mind.
• Find out what the developmental characteristics of children are at specific ages. Pair that with your impression of maturity level and ability to determine a child’s readiness for a task.
• Identify the dangerous areas on your farm or ranch. Using your child’s characteristics and common sense, determine where kids are most likely to get hurt.
• Set up appropriate rules for children to follow and be consistent in enforcing them.
• Teach kids how to safety handle each job and make sure they have the necessary protective equipment.
• Supervision is key. Watch them do their chores until they can demonstrate safe practices repeatedly.
Kids love to help. It’s how they learn, experience, and appreciate life on the farm. Taking steps to make sure they’re tackling appropriate chores will keep them safe.
For more information on farm safety, visit www.fs4jk.org
*This post was submitted by Tracy Schlater from Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
Recently, popular farm broadcaster Max Armstrong, host of “This Week in AgriBusiness” visited AGCO’s Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Batavia, IL, USA, to learn more about the inner-workings of farm equipment parts logistics. Max was also interested in recent service and quality enhancements of AGCO Parts, which have resulted in industry recognition.
His visit included a tour of the Batavia PDC and Customer Service Center. In addition, Max also conducted interviews with some members of the AGCO Parts leadership team. The interviews and tour will be part of a feature on AGCO Parts that will air during this week’s episode of “This Week in AgriBusiness,” a weekly recap of the nation’s top agriculture news, weather and markets hosted by Armstrong and Orion Samuelson.
The program is available online at www.agbizweek.com and also airs four times each week on RFD-TV at:
- 7:00 a.m. (CT) on Saturdays
- 5:30 a.m. (CT) and 8:00 p.m. (CT) on Sundays
- 8:00 a.m. (CT) on Mondays
Safety on the farm is a priority at AGCO. Have you noticed our new Safety section here on the AGCO Blog? Watch for new posts from us and other farm safety organizations.
We are very proud of our sponsorship of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation’s (PAF) website and the good work this organization does with more than 400 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days teaching farm safety and health education to children. PAF is the largest farm safety and health educational program in North America.
PAF’s website has lots of fun family and kids’ safety activities and you can also check out the list of locations to see if a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® is scheduled in your area . If you don’t see one on the list that is close to you, you can apply to host a Safety Day in your area.
Randy Bernhardt, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director – Development, PAF, tells us their “vision is that no child would become ill, be injured or die from farm, ranch and rural activities. Their mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.” PAF programs are throughout the United States, the Canadian provinces, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, reaching more than 82,000 participants with the help of more than 18,000 adult and older teen volunteers. They are starting programs in Argentina and Uruguay this year.
I recently had the opportunity to video tape some great safety videos at the AG CONNECT Expo where the Progressive Agriculture Foundation coordinated the Safety Zone with the help of a number of safety organizations. You can see these videos and learn more about farm safety on AGCO’s YouTube channel. Here’s one of the videos:
How do you teach your children farm safety? Share some of your ideas on how to keep our kids safe on the farm by posting a comment here.
Heuer Sons Implement Company Inc. will be hosting a hay night on March 24 at 6pm at 861 S Kings Highway, Cape Girardeau, MO. There will be music, door prizes and Massey Ferguson representatives to answer any questions. Heur Sons will be serving their famous chili and pork sausage links.