Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY)
The goal of this project is to operationalize, evaluate and refine an infrastructure that ensures public access to an evidence-based and technologically appropriate safety and health curriculum for youth working in agriculture.
The SAY project is a two-year project currently under way in which the groundwork for a sustainable National Clearinghouse for newly identified curriculum materials will be laid, but for which no future operational or implementation funds exist. The SAY project involves partnering with farmer-identified peer groups to raise awareness and improve dissemination of existing farm safety resources and programs for both working and non-working children and youth. This partnering is taking place primarily via a National Steering Committee (NSC). The main goal of this committee is to provide guidance to the project team, help raise awareness of safety curriculum materials, and improve dissemination of youth farm safety resources. In addition to the NSC, three other Stakeholder Groups, each led by a key project team member are developing key tools for the successful implementation of the National Clearinghouse. The NSC is a critical link to the successful implementation and long-term stability of a National Clearinghouse for youth safety education.