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, January 4, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #32

The ACRE forklift is a very handy piece of equipment. But its use also has hazards. To reduce the chance of injury on any Purdue forklift the University requires “Forklift Training” from a REM instructor. If you need training please let me know and we will set up a 3 –hour training program. Otherwise please ask a certified driver to do your forklift loading and lifting at ACRE. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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