Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ACRE Safety Thought #04

To avoid a tragic accident we are focused on the way we transport visitors and employees around the farm. We have new “commercial” people movers for field day and tour groups. We shall never move people, employees or visitors, in the back of pick-ups or on the tailgates. We must develop this attitude of safety and hauling people around in a safe manner is a top priority. “We” means you, me, and all of us. Plan, train, and work safely at the ACRE. Thanks. Jim (revised from an article first published January 30, 2009 in the Purdue Agronomy Weekly Newsletter.)

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