Harvest is one of the most rewarding times for a farmer; to see their many months of hard work finally pay off. However, getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of harvest can turn dangerous in the blink of an eye. That’s why NDSU Extension is reminding everyone – those in agriculture and those on the road – to stay safe. “We just want to make sure everyone gets some safely at the end of the day,” says Katelyn Landeis, agent, Grand Forks County Extension. When sharing the road with heavy equipment, Landeis encourages motorists to be patient. “Most farmers are traveling as fast as they can, while still maintaining their own safety and the safety of everyone around them. Give the large equipment a lot of room and especially give trucks space when following them. They aren’t able to stop quite as quickly as a car.” Those in agriculture are also working around a number of moving parts and pieces of equipment during harvest. There are a number of tips that farmers can follow to stay safe. “People can get in a hurry and it’s a high-stress situation. Sometimes we don’t always think about simple things like shutting off equipment during maintenance or protecting your hearing and eyes.” Listen to the story.