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Learn about Omega Naturals
A division of Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester
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Upper Midwest

Issue for May 31st 2018
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Omega Naturals is a division of Heartland Cooperative Services. Omega Naturals—with the support of Heartland Cooperative Services—developed a flax-based feeding protocol for animals which supports a healthy diet. With the healthy diet, those dairy cows produce premium milk which is then made into cheese that contains a minimum of 128mg Omega 3 fatty acids per serving. The "healthy for you" line of cheese is just one benefit of this approach. The farmer is paid an additional premium for all Omega milk converted to cheese. In addition, the Omega 3 diet in humans provides benefits by supporting reduced joint inflammation, brain activity (memory), and a stronger immune system. Omega Naturals is a one-of-a-kind product known for a creamy texture and a naturally great taste. No fish oil or other additives are used to achieve higher Omega 3 levels, and all products are rBST free.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced major changes to its 23 year old Worker Protection Standards. This is vital information for all farmers and farmer works. 

Please read and understand these new health saving measures.
These revisions to the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard will afford farm workers similar health protections that are already afforded to workers in other industries.

Heartland Cooperative wants all its members, patrons and employees to be safe on the job.
NEW EPA REGULATIONS FOR FARMERS AND FARM WORKER SAFETY
YOU CAN LEARN TO SAVE LIVES!
Anyone can learn CPR – 
and everyone should! 

Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur.

Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 reason for workplace fatalities
  • 80% of SCA victims survive if an AED is used within 1-3 minutes
  • OSHA recommends the use of AEDs at every worksite to improve survival rates for SCA (OSHA TIB 01-12-17)
Designed for use by lay responders, the ReviveR® AED has no lids, moving parts or cases — just two buttons with pre-connected pads. 

When the ReviveR® is in use, a clear, calm voice and visual indicators prompt the user from start to finish, making the ReviveR® AED simple to use. 

Continuous monitoring of the heart will detect if the patient's heartbeat recovers, and the ReviveR® AED will cancel the shock.
HEARTLAND ADDS FIVE AED's TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Heartland Coopoperative in conjunction with Cintas has placed 5 
Automatic External Defibrillators at five locations.
KEEPIN' THE BEAT!
Preventing Farm Vehicle Back-over Incidents

Backing up farm equipment and vehicles is a daily occurrence in the agricultural industry. Backover incidents occur when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind that vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. Backover incidents can result in serious injuries or deaths to farmworkers. 
Employers are responsible for maintaining a safe workplace for every worker. This fact sheet provides employers with information about backover hazards and safety measures.

More Information and a printable fact sheet
STAYIN' ALIVE
Suffocation from engulfment is a leading cause of death in grain bins, and the number of these deaths continues to rise. These fatalities are preventable. Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention is a way of reaching out to employers and workers to get them involved in improving worker protection, reducing injuries, and preventing fatalities from engulfment. ..... 
FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH FROM GRAIN ENGULFMENT. 
GRAIN ENGULFMENT PREVENTION
Heartland Cooperative 
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Agriculture News & Information
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the "movie heart attack," where no one doubts what's happening. 
However, most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren't sure what's wrong and wait too long before getting help. 

HERE ARE SIGNS THAT MAY MEAN A HEART ATTACK IS HAPPENING:

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. 
  • It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or feeling light headed.

HEART ATTACK SIGNS IN WOMEN

As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. 
In addition, women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly:

SHORTNESS OF BREATH - NAUSEA / VOMITTING - BACK OR JAW PAIN

Learn about the warning signs of heart attack in women.

LOOKING AHEAD: Heavy June beetle populations reported in Grant County

FORAGES & GRAINS: Peak alfalfa weevil feeding expected in the next two weeks

CORN: Continue scouting for signs of black cutworm activity 

SOYBEANS: Soybean Aphids may begin first week of June. Bean Leaf Beetle: Damage currently light but could become more severe

FRUITS: Large codling moth flights documented in several apple orchards

VEGETABLES: Colorado potato beetle egg laying underway

NURSERY & FOREST: Red spot on peony and other nursery reports 

DEGREE DAYS: Growing degree day accumulations as of May 30, 2018

D&B Sternweis Farm and Weber's Farm Store - Heiman Holsteins, Marshfield, WI
July 10-12, 2018
Join Heartland Cooperative Services at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
You'll find us at lot #302
9885 County Hwy H, Marshfield, WI 54449
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SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN
Heartland Cooperative Services helps raise funds for
St Jude Childrens Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of  founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
More about St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Wisconsin Pest Bulletin
It was a day of fun for a serious cause.


On May 18th Heartland Cooperative Services held its eighth annual Swinging for a Cure charity golf outing to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Seventy-two golfers gathered at Hickory Hills Golf Course in Eau Claire to raise approximately $12,500.00. 

Besides enjoying a day of golf, participants had a chance to win various prizes such as golf clubs and bags, coolers, and even vacation cruises and a car thanks to the generous donations of our partner sponsors.

Heartland Cooperative Services would like to extend a big thank you to Hickory Hills Golf course, the sponsors and participants for making this year’s event a success. 

We would also like to give a special thank you to all the kids who made the encouraging signs 
that reminded us all why it’s important to raise money each year for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Heartland Cooperative Services event is held every year around the middle of May and is open to anyone who wants to help St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their efforts to beat childhood cancer.

Plan on attending next year’s event to make it even bigger and better. Details, when available, will be posted on this web site.


Show Clinic for Market Animals
Date: June 21, 2018 
Time: 7:00PM
Location: M&M Stable
N10026 River Ave. Geenwood WI
RSVP by: June 14, 2018
Kimberly Kassube
715-350-1661
kimberlyk@heartlandcooperativeservices.com
YOU COULD WIN!
Follow us on Facebook by 6-30-2018
for a chance to win a 
$25.00 Cenex gift certificate