Farm Safety Week

IntelliFarms Team

Farm Safety Week
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Each year, the third week of September is designated as National Farm Safety Week, this year falling September 15-21.

The farm can be a dangerous place, and as harvest approaches for many parts of the country, safety can take a back burner to the haste of preparing for harvest. National Farm Safety Week reminds farm families across the U.S. to take a moment to learn more about farm safety and how having plans in place can make the farm a safer environment for everyone.

Jana Davidson, Progressive Agriculture Foundation education content specialist shares, “As the summer and farm show season begins to wrap-up and we head into fall harvest, it is important to keep safety priority number one! Children become very curious around farm equipment and machinery and during this hectic time of year, it can result in severe injury, or even worse, a fatality. Remember that eyes are always watching; therefore, it is our responsibility to role model safe behavior during day-to-day practices on the farm, ranch and at home.”

To learn more about National Farm Safety Week, visit The National Education Center for Agriculture Safety at:

This year’s event schedule includes both daily themes and webinars.


  • Monday, September 16, 2019 - Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Farmer Health & Opioid/Suicide Prevention
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Confined Spaces in Agriculture
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture


Monday, September 16
Understanding the Tractor Factor
Presenter: Aaron Yoder, PhD
12:00 p.m. CDT
Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women
Presenter: Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
2:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, September 17
A Research Update from the Agricultural Health Study: Recent Findings, Current Work, and Future Plans
Presenter: Christine G. Parks, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. CDT
Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries
Presenters: Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D.; Ann Marie Butler Kemp, MD; Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
2:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, September 18
Safeguarding Children and Youth Who Live, Work and Play on Farms and Ranches
Presenter: National Children’s Center
12:00 p.m. CDT
Exploring the Invest in Your Health Trainer Exchange
Presenter:  Natalie Roy, MPH
2:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, September 19
Hazard Communications Standards
Presenter: Dan Neenan, MBA
12:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, September 20
Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes for Female Ag Producers
Presenter: Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH
12:00 p.m. CDT