Spring brings increased physical activity after a winter’s rest on the farm. This can result in sore or strained muscles and fatigue. Lower-back pain is a common ailment for many, including farmers. This spring, we remind farmers to ease into the busy season with some spring training. I-CASH distributed AgrAbility’s “Farmer Stretching Program” brochures to all ISUEO and FSA office and provided wrench key chains to remind farmers not to wrench their backs this spring.
Watch Tony Gallo’s “Physical Strengthening, Recovery, and Injury Prevention” presentation at the 2018 Practical Farmers of Iowa conference.
Slide show from Mayo Clinic: Exercises to Improve your Core Strength
Download the Farmer Stretching Program Brochure: