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Farm Safety and Health Week shifts into high gear

Farm Safety and Health Week shifts into high gear

Farm Bureau is reminding everyone in agricultural communities about their role in staying safe on the farm and ranch during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 15-21).  The theme of the week is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear.”

“Montana Farm Bureau is happy to celebrate Farm Safety and Health week to remind our farmer and rancher members that safety measures and accident prevention should be top priority year round,” said Rikki Swant, MFBF’s safety program coordinator.  “In addition to general health and safety reminders for adults, MFBF members and volunteers travel to Farm Fairs throughout the year teaching ATV Safety to students.”

Swant noted that resources are available via the Farm Bureau Safety and Health Network which include free webinars coordinated by the AgriSafe Network on topics such as tractor safety, ergonomic safety for farm women, opioid use, safeguarding children and youth, and preventing agricultural injuries. Visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/ for details and to register. 

Additional information, including a social media kit, is available on the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety website, https://www.necasag.org/.


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