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:
This program also includes online self-paced and in-person direct instruction options for the skills listed below.
|Core Safety||Technical Safety|
|Attention & Distractions||ATVs and UTVs|
|Looking at Situations – Multiple Points of View||Tractors & Machinery|
|Task Breakdown and Job Safety||Personal Protective Equipment|
|Matching Tasks and Skills||Electrical|
|Decision Making for How to Complete a Task||Manual Labor|
|Situational Management||Bins, Silos and Pits|
|Empowerment and Permission to Say No||Chemicals & Pesticides|
|Tough Conversations||Slips, Trips and Falls|
|Impact of Injuries||Shop Safety|