Eric Vanasdale
21 Articles
September 18, 2016

This week and every week, COUNTRY Financial raises awareness of the health and safety risks America’s farmers face. Every year, more than 12,000 youth are hurt in an agriculture related incident – even more adults add to the devastatingly high numbers. That’s why National Farm Safety and Health Week is focusing on “Farm Safety – A Legacy to Be Proud Of.” “The number of young people who are injured or killed each year in agriculture-related accidents is upsetting,” said Eric Vanasdale, senior loss control representative at COUNTRY Financial. “No one wants to see the life of a child lost, especially when precautions could’ve been taken …

March 16, 2016

During planting season, farmers work long hours and on tight deadlines. While some farmers may have already started planting, others whose crops are insured under the Federal Crop Insurance Program follow specific deadlines for getting corn and soybeans into the ground.

June 11, 2015

You’ve probably heard the phrase lightning never strikes the same place twice. So, why does the National Weather Service report the Empire State Building receives an average of 25 strikes per year?

January 21, 2015

You’re probably familiar with emergency kits, but what about “emergency kitty litter”?

November 17, 2014

Have you ever left a can of soda in the freezer? As the weather gets colder, frozen pipes can expand the same way, and eventually burst

October 22, 2014

Two and a half minutes – that’s all it takes for a candle’s flame to engulf an entire room.