Tailgate Sample Topics
Last updated: 05/29/2009

The list below are sample topics that appropriate for AGET 150.  Typical topics are brief (3-5 minutes) and focused on a single issue.  Tailgate talks should address the safety problem and provide some background (why we should care), provide some talking points, and list some questions.  Topics will be 1-2 pages in length and students are expected to handout to the rest of the students in the lab.  

  • ATV Safety (on Farm)
  • Caught In and Between 
  • Chemical Applications
  • Chock and Block 
  • Combine Safety 
  • Cotton Pickers
  • Diesel Exhaust
  • Fail Mowers 
  • Forage Harvester
  • Fork Lifts
  • Hand Signals 
  • Hands and Fingers 
  • Hay Harvest-Round Bales
  • Hay Harvest-Square Bales
  • Hydraulics 
  • Injury & Illness Prevention Programs
  • Intro to Ag Safety 
  • Landscape Equipment (overview)
  • Loader Safety
  • Machine Hazards 
  • Mowers
  • Noise 
  • Nut Harvesting (pick a machine)
  • Planting Operations
  • Power Take Off 
  • Riders 
  • Roll Over Protective Structures
  • Rotary Mowers
  • Skid Steer Loaders 
  • SMV Emblems and Highway Safety
  • Swather (Windrower)
  • Tillage and Cultivation Operations
  • Track and Large Tractors
  • Tractor, road operations

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