A healthier America starts with you…

When people hear “farm safety” they think tractors, livestock, grain.

But, it’s more than that.

It’s about keeping America’s farmers and ranchers safe and HEALTHY. Living healthy lives, creating healthy habits, and passing them onto the next generation. Do you consider your health to be an important connection to safety?

Pretty sure that would be a resounding “no.”

That’s okay. I don’t sit at my desk thinking, “have I stretched today?” And I talk about safety and health all day!

Since it’s not something you think about, we’ll remind you once in awhile.

A couple quick ways to get you thinking about your health on the farm:

– Get off the ATV/UTV this week. Check livestock on foot instead.
– Is this the week you quit smoking/chewing?
– Take a break. Mental health is important and a day off goes a long way. Hire someone to take your place for the day.
– Stretch. Sitting in tractors all day is hard on the body. Change position often and stretch your legs in the cab.

Okay, so taking a day off may be a bit of a stretch given it’s spring planting season. But it’s nice to daydream once in awhile, right?

Do something to make your life healthier this week. And encourage someone else to as well!

Must be 18 to participate.


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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