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Agricultural Safety Awareness Week

Being it is Agricultural Safety Awareness Week in the United States this week, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass us by to remind everyone the importance of farm safety education.

This year’s theme, “Growing the Most Important Crop,” emphasizes making farms and ranches safer for farmers, their family members and employees with special emphasis ASAP logoon children.

People of all ages, but particularly children, are at risk of injuries on the farm. Educating adults about reducing risks to the children in their care is critical to preventing farm and ranch incidents and fatalities.

“Too many children are injured or hurt each year,” said Jimmy Maass, safety coordinator for Virginia Farm Bureau. “We hope that our participation in this program, will help us teach farmers and their families how to be safe and protect their children on the farm.”

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 100 children die in farm accidents every year in the U.S. and many others are injured, often seriously.

That’s why during Ag Safety Awareness Week and throughout the year, state Farm Bureaus are focused on making farms and ranches safer for farmers, their family members and employees. Source: American Farm Bureau

Check out some of AGCO’s previous farm safety posts for more information on how to keep you and your family safe.

What is your region doing to make people aware of Farm Safety?

7 Responses to “Agricultural Safety Awareness Week”

  • Farm safety is very important to me – I am glad you guys are so involved in making a difference in that area. Have you thought of supporting Farm Safety Just for Kids? Perhaps you already area. I’m a victim of a car accident, and I am luck to be alive and in tact! We definitely need more organizations like AGCO to dig in and help promote farm safety – all the way around! Keep up the good work!

    • Sue Otten:

      Yes, Mark, AGCO also sponsors Farm Safety Just 4 Kids. You may have noticed some of the blog posts they have written for the AGCO Blog.

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  • cj:

    I think kids should be a part of the farming communite but keeping them safe is very important becuase they are important to the future of farming so all off this info on is a big help.

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