National Youth Farm and Ranch Safety Symposium

Ag Safety and Health July 30, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

The National Youth Farm and Ranch Safety Symposium, an event funded as one objective of the Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) project, provided an opportunity for interaction and discussion among stakeholder groups, educators, parents, and agricultural employers who provide or seek training opportunities for young workers. The overarching goal of the symposium was to bring together a diverse group of professionals to enhance awareness of, access to, and utilization of farm and ranch safety materials by youth and by adults who instruct or work with youth.

In a concise format, speakers presented a broad range of topics. Their purpose was to initiate constructive dialogue about ideas, resources, gaps, and best practices for safely involving youth on the farm or ranch, regardless of whether the youth are working for family operations or for general hire.

The symposium was held October 27–28, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky. For a PDF of the symposium program, please click here.

This article identifies the keynote speakers and provides links to video clips from each of the four plenary sessions.

Plenary One: Current Regulations—the Good, the Bad, and the Opportunities

Brad Rein - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

Karen Garnett - U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Shari Burgus - Farm Safety for Just Kids

*Marilyn Adams - Farm Safety for Just Kids

Barbara Lee - National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Dawn Castillo - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Aida Balsano - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

Plenary Two: Youth for Hire—Employment Options in Agriculture

Karen Garnett - U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Kristi Boswell - American Farm Bureau Federation

*Marty Tatman - American Farm Bureau Federation

Mike Honeycutt - National Council for Agricultural Education

Sydney Snider - Ohio FFA, State President

Amy Liebman - Migrant Clinicians Network

Frank Gasperini - National Council of Agricultural Employers

David Hard - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

* Kitty Hendricks - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Barbara Lee - National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Mary Miller - National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Consultant

Plenary Three: When can I?Age versus Competence

David Schwebel - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Barbara Lee - National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Mike Honeycutt - National Council for Agricultural Education

Bill Field - Purdue University

Plenary Four: Making the Time to Teach Ag Safety and Health—Formal versus Nonformal (Education and Teaching Resources)

Kirby Barrick - American Association for Agricultural Education

Dennis Riethman - Former Vocational Agriculture Instructor

Lisa Lauxman - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

Aaron Yoder - NIOSH Ag Center, Central States

Shari Burgus - Farm Safety for Just Kids

Bernard Geschke - Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Mary Miller - National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Consultant

 

Summarized by:
Kathy Mann, Ohio State University
 
Reviewed by:
Dave Hill, Penn State University - deh27@psu.edu
Dennis Murphy, Penn State University - djm13@psu.edu
Linda Fetzer, Penn State University - lmf8@psu.edu

 

 

 

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