In the featured story for the episode, Compass producer Laura Kay Prosser visits the Kendall Farm in Long Prairie to learn how an Action Track all terrain wheelchair is improving mobility for disabled people on the farm. Action Track representative Alan Macht and farmers Tom and Jayden Kendall are interviewed
Pioneer’s General Manager Les Heen hosts extension educators Brenda Miller of Todd County and Extension Educator Emily Wilmes of Stearns, Benton and Morrison counties for an in-studio discussion about what is new in the farm safety education and awareness arena.
For the segment featuring regional authors, Prosser interviews columnist Jerry Nelson of Volga, South Dakota about his new book Dear County Agent Guy about the life of a small farmer. Nelson got his start as a columnist by sending an email complaining about the wet growing season to his county agent. For the last 20 years, Nelson has been a humor columnist for the Dairy Star.
For more information visit:
Action Manufacturing Web Site
University of Minnesota Extension Farm Safety
Dear County Agent Guy Review
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