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.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ACRE Safety Thought #10

Since 1999 the people using the ACRE forklift have been required to be trained and certified in its safe operation. Purdue's REM runs our training and certification. No one should be operating this forklift without that training. Re-certification is conducted for the current group of 12 certified operators. A new class will be taught for 1st time users of the fork lift soon. If you or one of your staff need training for the ACRE forklift, please let me know. Think, plan, train, and work safely at ACRE. Thanks Jim Beaty

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