Davis Brothers Farms has three core values that they focus on: Safety, Respect, and Production. All of these values play a crucial role in assuring the success of the operation, but notice that the very first core value that is mentioned is safety. Why might this be so? We are reminded every day to put our seat belts on, to turn our burners off, and to slow down and do things right. But does that mean we always do it? Safety is something that can always be improved upon. It is very important, especially in the agriculture industry.
On March 11th, 2015, Davis Brothers Farms hosted Agriculture Safety Breakfast. People from all over the region gathered to share a passion for agriculture, safety, and not to mention, a delicious breakfast. Attendees included representatives of multiple businesses and organizations including: Monsanto, Airgas, Cunningham Fire Department, Dupont Pioneer, and Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture. Other community members and the Carlisle County FFA also attended. All these people may seem different, but they came together on this day, to become more educated about the importance and practice of safety. Young and old, experienced in agriculture or not, everyone learned a little bit more about how the role safety plays in our everyday lives.
Davis Brothers Farms was also honored to have guest speakers including: Nathan Sauder from DuPont Pioneer, Ken Mathias from Monsanto’s Growing Safely Program, Roger Hobbs from Hobbs Farms, Dan Bowles from Cunningham Fire Department, and Mason Denton from Airgas. Each of these speakers highlighted the importance of safety in different ways. Whether it be giving personal experience, or listing ways to improve safety in the workplace, one thing was made clear: Safety is a practice that is very important. After the formal portion of the meeting, attendees gathered for a time of fellowship. At this time, many participated in some of the safety simulations provided by Monsanto.
Davis Brothers Farms is thankful for all the support they received from the local community, and they hope to continue to host events like this one in the future. The Agriculture Safety Breakfast had a great turn out, and Davis Brothers Farms is extremely thankful for everyone who gave their support by attending or speaking. Safety is definitely an important value to all of us, and by continuing to put it into practice in our everyday lives, we can assure the well-being of ourselves, our businesses, and the well-being of our community.
Article by: Abagail Lanier, Public Relations Intern