Reaching out

There have been some pretty awesome things happening during National Farm Safety and Health Week.

For the first time we created a Twitter hashtag for Farm Safety and Health Week. By creating and promoting #FSHW12 it made it easier for people to find and contribute to the conversation. Almost like creating a separate forum among a global conversation specifically for National Farm Safety and Health Week.

There has been some terrific conversations as well as idea sharing going on the last few days. It’s been pretty incredible to witness.

For example, in the past 24 hours ALONE:
– #FSHW12 has been tweeted 37 times
– Generated 76,051 impressions
– Reached 37,005 followers

By my rough count, nearly 60 individuals and businesses participated. And probably more. Not nearly as popular as some hashtags – like #AgChat. But impressive considering it was the very first use of a hashtag for National Farm Safety and Health Week.

Speaking of #AgChat, the chat on Tuesday, Sept. 18 was devoted to farm safety in preparation for National Farm Safety and Health Week. For comparison sake, over 300 people tuned in to talk safety that evening. It was a fantastic conversation. As soon as the archive is available, I’ll link to it.

Likewise, 37 people joined our Facebook event for Farm Safety and Health Week.

A huge thank you to all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations who joined and shared the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

It’s a start. Hopefully we’ll continue to increase the reach of National Farm Safety and Health Week year after year using the hashtag.

So…

See you this time next year for #FSHW13. And until then – be safe!

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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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