An interview with a future farmer…#FSHW14

IMG_0686In honor of children’s day of Farm Safety & Health Week we interviewed a four year old girl who dreams of farming with her Papa some day. When she isn’t busy learning new things in pre-school she can be found taking care of her chickens on the farm. In true four-year-old fashion she is wise beyond her years.

How often do you get to go to the farm?

A lot, like on school days and no school days.

What do you do when you go to the farm?

I feed the chickens, I give them water, and I like to see the chickens sleep.

Why don’t you get to drive the tractors around like daddy and Papa?

Because I’m not old enough, but when I am big I can drive.

Why do you think there are gates in between you and the animals?

Because it keeps them in, we don’t want the chickens or cows to get out.

What happens when you get too close to a mama cow?

The mommy will think I want to take the baby calf home, but I won’t do that.

What happens to farm animals when they are all done growing?

We eat them so we grow up healthy. My Mom is old like a cow.

Do you think being a farmer is dangerous or scary?

No, when I am big I will make food for people on a farm.

What should farmers be most afraid of while working on the farm?

Be careful of the road, and don’t touch sharp things. And never touch the fence or you will be shocked and could go to heaven.

Will you have a farm when you grow up?

I want to share Papa’s farm, and have lots of chickens and cows and corn. But not a lot of rainy days.

If you have a tractor someday, what color will you want it to be?

When I’m big I will have a new red tractor, just like Papa.

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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