The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) is a coalition of organizations that work together to help keep children safe on the farm. These organizations represent the agricultural community, child injury prevention, minority-serving associations and related industry organizations.
Celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week!
American farm owners are faced with the reality that they may be the last of their line to till the soil, milk the cows or tend the vines. Successful transition of the operation to the next generation is a process that often takes years. It also takes years of safeguarding those who are most likely to step into farm leadership roles — our children.
A webinar exploring childhood farm hazards is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m., (CDT), Wednesday, September, 21. Presenters will be Bryan Weichelt, Ph.D., Project Scientist, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, and Mark Mews, Vice-president, Financial Strategies of Wisconsin. AgriSafe Network is hosting the webinar as part of its National Farm Safety and Health Week series. Register for the free webinar at https://agn.memberclicks.net/live-webinars.
Keep Kids Off Tractors
It is never okay for a child younger than 12 years to be on a tractor. The earliest a child should be on a tractor is when he or she is old enough to take and pass tractor safety educational classes and a child should never be an extra rider.