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Sharing the road

Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau President Eric Arthur, second from right, and board member Kevin Pope, right, demonstrated how limited the road visibility is behind a combine.
A group of teenagers stood behind a parked John Deere combine at Lake Chevrolet in Clear Lake, waiting their turn to climb inside the cab and see what the road looks like from the farmer’s viewpoint.

Linda Anderegg, North Iowa Ag in the Classroom coordinator for the Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau, asked the farmer behind the wheel to turn the engine on to show the drivers ed students how loud the combine is.

“If you are (driving) behind the machinery, and you honk your horn at them, they are not going to hear you,” said Anderegg, before she was interrupted by the roar of the engine.

Last month, Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau members organized an ag safety demonstration for about 50 students enrolled in the Drive Wise drivers education class...



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