A family affair

“Agricultural Safety and Health: A Family Affair”

Truer words have never been spoken.

Family is the pulse of agriculture. From the producers working with a family member to the entire community at large, the sense of family is rooted in every fiber of the industry. When the life is this hard, family isn’t just needed – it’s a must. Not just to get the work done, but also for the support offered by belonging to a group of people who understand.

This year Farm Safety and Health Week focuses on that critical element of the industry.

Just as family is an integral part of agriculture, it’s also critical to farm safety. Safety starts with the producer. As leaders, they establish the focus on safety for their family. The definition of family, however, varies pretty significantly. It may include their spouse and children, but more often than not the ‘hired man’ becomes a part of the family too.

Beyond the core of a producer’s family, the larger agricultural community must embrace safety too. Every family member has a vested interest in safety.

Because the future of agriculture depends on the safety of its family.

For that reason it should be Farm Safety and Health Week for your family – all year round.

 

Join the movement and share your story using #FSHW12 on Twitter.

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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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