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A Survey of Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Activities and Knowledge Among Minnesota’s Extension Service Educators

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  018044,  2001 ASAE Annual Meeting. (doi: 10.13031/2013.3591) @2001
Authors:   Stacey Madsen, John Shutske, Michele Schermann
Keywords:   Children, safety, youth education, farm, agricultural, guidelines, awareness

Extension educators in 83 of 87 Minnesota counties were surveyed by phone to identify the level of current programming for children about farm safety and health, the program-related needs of the educators, and whether they were familiar with the North American Guidelines for Childrens Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT).

The survey results revealed that over 12,000 children in Minnesota were involved with farm safety and health educational programs through the University of Minnesota Extension Service during the year 2000. Additional resources educators requested included demonstration ideas, videos, and public service announcements. Thirty-four (41%) of the extension educators had heard of the NAGCAT and seven (8%) of them had been promoting the NAGCAT in their counties.

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