Farming is changing: Is safety keeping up?

A young Arizona couple and their family moves from the city to start farming.

Like everything else, agriculture is constantly changing. The number of US farms hasn’t changed much in the past couple decades, farms are becoming much more diverse. Farms are getting much smaller or much bigger, and more and more farms are owned by women and minorities. Organic and specialty crops are popping up. Growing local is becoming more popular.

Do you see changes in agriculture? How are those changes impacting farm safety?

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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