Run Farmers Run!

Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Of course, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active… People who exercise regularly tend to do so because, as Blur sang, it gives

The Living Years

Say it loud… Say it clear… you can listen as well as you hear This year, we have been granted permission to use one of the most profoundly moving songs in pop music history – Mike + the Mechanics’ ‘The Living Years’ for our Mind Your Head hero film. The song was the title track

Tackling the biggest hidden problem facing farmers today

Mental health in agriculture is the elephant in the room. No one really wants to talk about loneliness, anxiety or suicide. But it’s there, and many are increasingly worried that it’s getting worse… We are not alone. A survey in August from the Office for National Statistics found that almost one in five adults were

Tales of the Unexpected…

For those of us who have been following every possible safety measure to avoid the invisible danger of COVID – washing our hands until our skin starts to crack, avoiding social contact with family and friends, risk assessing and redirecting our route as soon we see someone approaching – the thought that someone could see

Using your Head?

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) like quads and utility vehicles, have made a huge contribution to modern farming; making everyday tasks simpler, safer and quicker. However, over the past few months we have seen increased discussions online and in print about their safety. From the beginning of work year 2017, until September 2020 there have been 39

New Female Focused Farming Forum Launches

Home on the Farm is a new online network developed to support females in farming and farming families throughout the UK. The forum is the brainchild of Milly Fyfe – industry ambassador, farmer’s wife and mother, together with The Farming Forum, Farm Safety Foundation and The Farming Community Network (FCN). Having shared her own experiences

A Guide for Temporary Workers

With global events changing our everyday existence, there has been an urgent plea for thousands of British workers to help feed the nation. The industry is encouraging people to apply for paid positions on local farms across the UK to help pick and pack fruit and vegetables to cover the jobs usually carried out by

A Whole New World…

In a speech in Cape Town in June 1966, John F Kennedy said: There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times ‘ Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history. So Day

A Guide for Parents

Dear Teachers, Parents and Carers… With the decision to close all schools, we’ve been thinking about all the children and young people in rural areas who will be spending longer periods on their farm than normal and who may even be called upon to help if family, friends or neighbours are older, vulnerable or have

Staying Safe on the Farm – A Guide for Young Farmers

A MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM… Dear friends With the challenges we face as a result of schools, colleges and universities closing, please be assured that the Farm Safety Foundation (or Yellow Wellies as you may know us) is still here to help…  One challenge we are particularly interested in is young people in rural areas spending