Keep Pesticide Storage to the Bare Bones (PSA Radio Script)

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Last week, my granddaughter was here at the farm and asked me, "Grandpa, what's a corn crib?"

I convinced her it was where baby corn went to sleep.

But yesterday she asked me, "Grandpa, what's a pesticide?" I told her it was something my grandkids would never find stored at this farm because I listened to some good advice. I've reduced my pesticide storage to zero.

You know, someone could accidentally get into all those pesticides I used to store in the shed. I wouldn't want it to be her. Or, the next storm could rip that shed to pieces, and then where would those pesticides be?

I feel better knowing that I don't keep leftover pesticides on my farm.

Stop by your county Extension office. They have lots of good ideas about how you can reduce your pesticide storage to the bare bones, too.

This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm Program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: January 1993.

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