- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

HURON, S.D. (AP) - A group of farmers in South Dakota is trying to raise awareness of farm and ranch safety issues and best practices through a series of videos available online.

The South Dakota Farmers Union is leading the safety effort with 10 educational videos that were produced by the National Farmers Union.

Doug Sombke is the South Dakota group’s president and a fourth-generation farmer. He says parents and their children often work together in farms and ranches over the summer, and they shouldn’t forget that the work can be dangerous regardless of their age.

The organization says that nearly 500 farm work-related deaths take place every year.

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Online: www.sdfu.org/farm-safety

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