With the fall harvest quickly approaching, and National Farm Safety & Health Week recognized September 19-25, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation reminds individuals – on and off the farm – to stay safe and healthy.
“The harvest season is known as one of the busiest, most dangerous times of the year in the agriculture industry,” said Brian Kuhl, president and chief executive officer of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. “We also know that unfortunately the life of a child can quickly be impacted by these industry risks.”
According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, it is estimated that every three days a child dies, and each day 33 children are injured, due to an agriculture-related incident.
Kuhl also said this week can serve as a reminder of the importance of critical safety and health education for youth on the farm, on the ranch, and in rural communities.
Throughout National Farm Safety and Health Week, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation will share tips and educational resources designed for youth audiences that align with the national topics for each day.
The daily topics include:
- Monday, September 20, 2021: Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
- Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Overall Farmer Health
- Wednesday, September 22, 2021: Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
- Thursday, September 23, 2021: Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
- Friday, September 24, 2021: Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
This year’s theme is: “Farm Safety Yields Real Results.”