Preparing for the 2024 solar eclipse on your farm

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AGDaily posted, "Most of us have already heard by now that on Monday, April 8, North America will witness a total solar eclipse, which will begin over the South Pacific Ocean and make its way across Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Weather permitting, the first location in continental North America to experience totality will be Mexico’s Pacific coast, with the event starting around 11:07 a.m. PDT.

"The eclipse’s path will then move through the United States, entering through Texas and traveling across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Additionally, small parts of Tennessee and Michigan will experience the total solar eclipse.

"...Ohio State University notes that a half-million people could flow in the path of the solar eclipse in Ohio on April 8.

“'The potential increase of visitors to Ohio’s rural areas raises unique safety and legal concerns for farmers and farmland owners,' writes the university.

"To prepare for potential impacts of the eclipse on the agricultural community, OSU’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program and OSU’s Ag Safety Team offer these five steps farmers and farmland owners can take..."

Are you ready? Check it out here.

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