Planning for the unpredictability of weather is the way of life for a farmer. Anticipating and being ready for droughts, heavy rains, frosts and scorching heat come standard with the job.
Successful growers also realize the importance of being prepared in the event of a disaster, whether a natural disaster such as a tornado or other type of hazardous situation.
Southern States® and Nationwide® Agribusiness Insurance have compiled some tips to help in your emergency action plan from their many years of experience in handling disaster situations.
Making a simple but effective plan will help you, but it will also benefit your employees and those involved in your operation. The key to a truly successful plan, however, is to keep it active and up to date. Review your procedures and contacts periodically to make sure that your plan still makes sense.
Tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods can be devastating. Having a smart plan in place can mean the difference between calm control and chaos that could seriously affect your business.
At Southern States ®, we are proud to be a farmer-owned cooperative. Southern States has partnered with Nationwide ® to offer Southern States Cooperative member-producers in North Carolina and Virginia special discounts on farm insurance. In addition to giving you exclusive insurance savings, we're also joining forces to support the cooperative that means so much to you.
Nationwide® Agribusiness is the number 1 insurer of farms in the U.S. and a leading insurer of commercial agribusiness. Go to nationwide.com/southernstates to find a local agent.