Farm labor liability seminar held February 16

Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau teamed up with Bureau, Henry and Stark County Farm Bureaus to provide a Farm Labor Liability Seminar on February 16 at Birkey's Farm Store in Henry, IL. Topics varied from compensation to coverage and proactive safety measures.

A special thanks to COUNTRY Financial for their generous grant to make this program possible.

Presenters included Sheri Saskowski, environmental health and safety specialist with Gold Star FS who spoke about anhydrous ammonia and how to handle and transport this product safely; Tony Stirling and Roberta Boarman of Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) focusing on farm labor rates and tax liability issues; Garrett Thalgott an attorney with Illinois Farm Bureau who covered employment liability as well as discussing risks to the farm operation; and Mike May and Wes Kieser, field underwriters with COUNTRY Financial who spoke about risks and exposures that employers face.