Monday, March 14, 2016

Online project launched to provide educational safety courses for youth in agriculture

Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) has been launched to provide training courses to increase safety and health knowledge for youths and reduce hazards and risks youth are exposed to on farms and ranches. The one-stop shop includes links to courses for safety for new and beginning farmers and entry level workers and safety with animals, ATVs, chemicals, dairy, equine, tractors, rural roadways, grain operations, heat, ladders and manure pits. It also includes the Farm Family Emergency Response Program, the Gearing Up for Safety program, the Injury Risk Assessment for Supervised Agricultural Experiences and the National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program.

All educational resources "are aligned to the 2015 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) standards," according to SAY. "Each educational resource has a page that provides a description, type of resource, language (English and/or Spanish), website link to resource and alignment chart to AFNR standards. The AFNR Standards provide agricultural educators (both formal and informal) with a high-quality, rigorous set of standards to guide what youth should know and be able to do after completing a program or educational event." (Read more)

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