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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 656-2034.
Can’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!