Summer Job Season

 

It’s summer job season – time to review farm safety skills with the young people working on your farm.  The UVM Youth Farm Safety Project has a range of resources to help.Large Animals

There are still five days to register for our June 26-27 Youth Farm Safety Camp for 12-15 year olds.  This is an overnight event held at the UVM Farm.  $25 includes all workshops, lodging, and meals.  You can register at: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/4-Hevents.

We are also offering a Youth Farm Safety Day for 12-15 year olds at Vermont Technical College (VTC) on July 27th (9:00 – 4:30).  Pre-registration is required – $10 includes all workshops and lunch.  If you’re interested in that event, please contact me at kristen.mullins@uvm.edu or at 656-2034.

GroupTractorCan’t make it to an event?  We also have extensive resources available on our Youth Farm Safety Project page.  Check it out at: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/youthfarmsafety/?Page=resources.html.

Worthy of note on an annual basis is the “Safety Guidelines for Hired Adolescent Farmworkers.”  This is a guide for adults who supervise and train young farm workers – put out by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.    It’s available in English at: http://www3.marshfieldclinic.org/proxy/mcrf-centers-nfmc-nccrahs-saghaf-english_posters_small.1.pdf  and Spanish at: http://www3.marshfieldclinic.org/proxy/mcrf-centers-nfmc-nccrahs-saghaf-spanish_posters_small.1.pdf.

Finally, keep your eyes open for our new on-line farm safety training game – Play It Farm Safe – going live in just a few weeks!

Have a fun, productive, and safe summer!

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About Kristen C. Mullins

Kristen Mullins has been developing and implementing community-based educational programs for over 20 years. Her work with UVM Extension includes curricula and resource development for the Youth Farm Safety Project as well as coordinating the New Farmer Project’s Ground Work Program. Mullins previously worked for Vermont Works for Women where she was responsible for directing workforce development programs for women and girls.
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