Careers in farm safety: Non-profit

We’re taking a tour of careers in farm safety. So far we’ve talked about positions in for-profit companies. Of course the flip side is non-profit.

Finally, something I don’t have to research!

Photo courtesy of USDA

Farm safety non-profits come in all shapes and sizes. Farm Bureau is probably one of the most well-known, and an example of a non-profit where farm safety is one of the many great things they do for agriculture.

Check out this list of jobs that include farm safety!

There are many other non-profits that include safety as a part of their overall mission. Think of all of the grain and livestock associations. They all incorporate safety into their messaging and events in some form.

And ones you wouldn’t even think of like the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. They’re the organization of people designing new safety features for all aspects of agriculture.

And then there are organizations solely devoted to keeping people safe in rural areas:

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
AgriSafe
AgriAbility
The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

And that’s just a few! The International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health is an umbrella organization that brings everyone involved in farm safety to the table.

It’s natural for safety to take a non-profit role. Groups typically focus on education and/or research. Interestingly enough, the job titles in non-profit are similar to for-profit:

–          Executive director
–          Director of program development
–          Education director
–          Marketing director (like me!)
–          Chapter and membership director
–          Vice president of technical and safety services
–          Program services director
–          Program/safety specialist
–          Manager

Next up we’ll talk about farm safety jobs within the government.

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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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  1. Pingback: Careers in farm safety: Government & Medical | The Next Generation: Farm Safety and Health

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