12:00pm - 1:00pm
Marsha Salswedel, MS
Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Safety and Health
Work is inherently good for children and youth – and agriculture offers many opportunities for them to develop work skills, learn responsibility and leadership, and gain an appreciation for farming and related industries.
We also know that agricultural work can be dangerous, and that many youth are injured or killed while working in agricultural jobs. Join us as we discuss strategies to help safeguard our youth, such as assigning age appropriate tasks, providing good supervision, addressing hazards, and providing personal protective equipment.
We’ll provide you with links to free resources and information you can use to keep youth safe while working on the farm or ranch, enabling them to learn and grow from their work experience.