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Youth Working in Agriculture: Keeping them safe while they learn and grow

Youth Working in Agriculture: Keeping them safe while they learn and grow

Since 2001, there has been a steady decline in the number of non-fatal injuries to farm youth. Despite this, every 3 days in the United States, a youth dies in an agricultural incident. For youth younger than 16 working in agriculture, the number of fatal injuries is consistently higher than all other industries combined.

A coalition of farm and ranch parents, and high-profile agricultural organizations, has released the first 20 in a set of 50 Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines to assist parents and others in assigning appropriate tasks for youth who live or work on farms and ranches.