Iowa farmers and others involved in agriculture face a variety of safety issues as they work through the COVID-19 crisis. We visited with Charles Schwab, a health and safety expert at Iowa State University Extension, about the particular safety issues farmers face during this pandemic and his advice on how they can help keep themselves, their families and workers safe during this unprecedented time. 

The entire interview is on “The Spokesman Speaks” podcast at

Here are excerpts of that conversation. 

Q: During the COVID-19 outbreak, are there extra steps that farmers should take to keep themselves and their employees safe during this crisis?

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