Welcome to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, one of 12 agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the only center dedicated to childhood agricultural injury prevention.
Although the rate of non-fatal injuries to children in agriculture has dropped since the National Children’s Center was established in 1997, agriculture remains hazardous for children and youth. About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, at least 33 children are injured. During the past decade, youth worker fatalities in agriculture have exceeded all other industries combined.
The National Children’s Center has led the development and dissemination of knowledge products and intervention strategies for childhood agricultural health and safety. This website describes some of the research currently underway at the center, as well as interventions and resources that have been developed and tested over the last two decades. Visit our sister website, CultivateSafety.org for easy access to information and free resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
Research Specialist working with Dr. Bryan Weichelt (Hybrid with onsite work in Marshfield, WI required)
Research Specialist working with Dr. Andrea Swenson (Hybrid with onsite work in Marshfield, WI required)
On behalf of Dr(s) Barbara Christine Lee, Bryan Weichelt, Florence Becot, Casper Bendixsen, Peter Lundqvist, Andrea Swenson, Richard Franklin, thank you for visiting the Research Topic Safeguarding Youth from Agricultural Injury and Illness: International Experiences.
We are pleased to tell you that a Frontiers e-book, comprising all the articles featured in your Research Topic, has been compiled and is now available online on our website, here.
Alternatively, you can also access the e-book via the Research Topic homepage, where all articles are also individually available.
Click Here for a media kit that can help you promote your publications and all the publications in the special issue. In this media kit you will find:
Social Media posts for each published article with a photo
Additional photos to use in your promotion
The Cultivate Safety website provides easy access to agricultural safety information and resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Phone: 1.800.662.6900 or 715.389.4999
Members of the Media
We encourage the media to report on the topics of rural and agricultural health and safety for youth. Feel free to use any resources found on the National Children's Center Web site.
For tips on communicating farm safety, view the Media Guidelines.
To set up an interview or for more information on our research, programs and staff, contact Scott Heiberger, Communications Manager, at (800) 662-6900 or email@example.com
Funding for this website of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U54 OH009568-10).