Minnesota Farm Guide: Skin cancer survivor shares his story to raise awareness

EXCERPT: “May is melanoma awareness month. This is a good time for everyone to consider their own proactive approach to managing skin cancer risk. Ag professionals – whether farmers planting, consultants making recommendations, or applicators spreading fertilizer – need to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure. “Many of us in agriculture spend a lot of time outdoors. A primary cause of melanoma is UV rays and it is darn hard for us to escape that,” said Jay Zielske during a recent phone interview. Jay has been working in the ag industry for over 30 years as an agronomist, crop consultant, and most recently, an account manager with DuPont Pioneer. In the fall of 2014, he was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma.” FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2rbNUsj