Feel that? Fall is in the air and with that comes back to school, harvest and cool nights. It also is time for fall field days. UMASH was one of the presenters at the Elementary Fall Field Days, held at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) near Lamberton, MN. This three day event held September 21, 22, and 23 brought over 500 fourth grade students across the region to visit a working research farm.
Megan Schossow, Carol Peterson and veterinary public health resident Colin Yoder presented animal safety on farms and discussed how to interact and safely move dairy cows. Whether youth live on a farm or in town, positive animal handling is essential to staying safe and preventing injuries. For more information and additional resources, visit our Animal Handling webpage.