Safety Department

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farmers, ranchers and rural residents. We are a private, non-profit, non-governmental agency established in 1922 to bring a voice to agricultural issues.

The Farm Bureau has programs in place to help farmers better protect their employees and family members by helping them work safely and efficiently.


Safety Department

The Farm Bureau has programs in place to help farmers better protect their employees and family members by helping them work safely and efficiently.

Wendell Miley is the Farm Bureau's safety manager; he conducts safety programs on the farm as well as in high school ag departments. He maintains the state's only farm tractor fatality registry and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fatality registry. Wendell is a certified CPR instructor through the American Heart Association.

Wendell coordinates the Louisiana Farm Bureau Holiday Shop program, which offers Louisiana-grown citrus and pecan products and Florida-grown peanuts to our members during the Christmas holiday season. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6208.


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If you're a farmer, you are 800% more likely to die on the job than workers in other industries. That's why safety is important when working on the farm, especially during harvest season. TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White gives us some simple and smart ways to stay safe on the farm and on the road.

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"Ride Like a Pro Whenever You Go" is this year's theme for National Agricultural Safety Week, with the focus on riders wearing helmets while riding ATVs. TWILA's Kristen Oaks tells us some safety tips for you and your family to practice on the farm and at home.

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According to the Department of Labor, 70,000 farmers were injured in grain bin and tractor related accidents on the farm last year, but there's one organization working to lower that number. TWILA's Kristen Oaks shows us how first responders are learning how to save lives on the farm.