COVID-19 and farms

  • Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

MU Extension specialists offer guidelines and tips for COVID-19 safety on the farm.

Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries. MU Extension news release.

MU Extension recommends COVID-19 precautions for farmers

Farmers and other agricultural sector workers are considered essential under Missouri's new stay-at-home order, but in some ways they are more vulnerable than other workers to COVID-19. Valerie Tate, MU Extension field specialist in agronomy in Linn County, shares tips with KBIA on effective COVID-19 precautions farmers can take to stay safer. Story on KBIA.

MU Extension to farmers: COVID-19 knows no boundaries

Farmers are being urged to practice social distancing and other prevention measures on and off the farm. Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension agronomist, says farmers need to be mindful of cross contamination. Story on Brownfield Ag News.

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