July 19, 2018

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Child ag safety workshop to offer $5,000 grants

Grant-writing session added to Aug. 14-15 agenda in Marshfield, Wis.

The national Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop will offer participants a chance to submit proposals for safety grants up to $5,000 each - and will even include a session on grant-writing to provide proposal tips. A minimum of four grants will be awarded to enable participants to continue work that they start during the workshop, scheduled for August 14-15, in Marshfield, Wis. The workshop is sponsored by John Deere, ProVision Partners and the National Farm Medicine Center.

“These grants will help ensure that the workshop’s energy and ideas live on,” said Workshop Director Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. “The grant-writing session will explain how to further develop your outreach project idea, write specific aims, describe the project’s significance, and how to develop a program plan, a budget and a timeline – everything you need to apply for a workshop grant.”

Applicants must attend the workshop to be eligible for the grants.

The workshop will be limited to the first 60 registrants. Fee is $249. To register, go to The workshop is designed for farm organizations, insurance professionals, healthcare providers, Extension, agribusiness, public health officials and media. The interactive workshop will enable participants to:

  • Understand the leading causes of injuries to children who are either working or playing on farms;
  • Describe interventions most likely to be effective in preventing childhood farm injuries; and
  • Identify their (and their organization’s) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.

The workshop addresses the ongoing problem of child safety on farms and ranches. About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident. On average, about 33 children are injured in ag-related incidents each day.

For more workshop information, email or call 1-800-662-6900. The National Children’s Center is part of the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. It is funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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