Farm safety will be a point of discussion at the Farm Science Review on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in London, Ohio. Megan Buechner, the Ohio Farm Safety 4 Just Kids outreach coordinator, will present various farm safety topics to the group in the Cargill booth.
According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the nation’s most dangerous industry. Nearly one year ago a 10-year-old in Mercer County died of suffocation in a grain wagon. Three months later, a 16-year-old Darke County boy died after a piece of his clothing caught in a piece of machinery.
“The tragedies in Ohio the past year have really stressed the importance of farm safety, especially for kids,” Buechner said. “They don’t always see things on the farm as potentially dangerous.”
September 18-24 is National Farm Safety and Health Week and serves to raise awareness of the dangers in rural areas. Wednesday, Sept. 21 is devoted to farm safety for youth.… Continue readingRead More »