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Farm Bureau Launches Farm and Ag Safety Training for Youth

 

The American Farm Bureau has launched a new online youth safety course, Think F.A.S.T. (Farm & Ag Safety Training). This new program is geared towards 14-17 year olds and aims to teach youth how to avoid common safety hazards on the farm and ranch. 

American Farm Bureau President, Zippy Duvall says, "Young people are the future of agriculture and we're pleased to provide them with tools to help them become grounded in skills that will serve them well throughout their careers."

You do not need to be a member of Farm Bureau to gain access to this free course, which focuses on general safety, leadership and critical thinking skills. It includes 10 modules that each take approximately 10 minutes to complete with a quiz following each module. 

The program modules include:

  • Attention & Distractions with ATVs and UTVs
  • Spatial Awareness with Livestock
  • Looking at Situations from Multiple Points of View with Tractors & Machinery
  • Task Breakdown and Job Safety with Personal Protective Equipment
  • Matching Tasks and Skills with Electrical
  • Decision Making for How to Complete a Task with Manual Labor
  • Situational Management with Bins, Silos and Pits
  • Empowerment and Permission to Say No with Chemicals & Pesticides
  • Tough Conversations with Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Impact of Injuries with Shop Safety

This program also includes online self-paced and in-person direct instruction options for the skills listed below.

Core Safety Technical Safety 
Attention & DistractionsATVs and UTVs
Spatial AwarenessLivestock
Looking at Situations – Multiple Points of ViewTractors & Machinery
Task Breakdown and Job SafetyPersonal Protective Equipment
Matching Tasks and SkillsElectrical
Decision Making for How to Complete a TaskManual Labor
Situational ManagementBins, Silos and Pits
Empowerment and Permission to Say NoChemicals & Pesticides
Tough ConversationsSlips, Trips and Falls
Impact of InjuriesShop Safety