Sunburn is when your skin is burned by radiation from the sun. Sunburn – at any age – can cause permanent skin damage. Sunburn can also damage your eyes and contribute to the development of cataracts. Sunburn can also cause skin cancer; even mild sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma.
Farmers spend a lot of time outdoors so protect yourself from sun damage by wearing hats, sunglasses, long sleeves and sunscreen.