Kentucky Farm Bureau promotes National Farm Safety and Health Week

Posted on Sep 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 (Louisville, KY) – The National Safety Council and Kentucky Farm Bureau are promoting National Farm Safety and Health Week September 17 – 23.  The 2017 theme for National Farm Safety & Health Week is “Putting Farm Safety into Practice.” Topics for the week include:

Monday - Tractor Safety
Tuesday - Farmer Health
Wednesday - Child/Youth Health and Safety
Thursday - Confined Spaces in Agriculture
Friday - Rural Roadway Safety

Information and public service announcements about the safety topics highlighted this year can be found at www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek/. This year’s theme is one that hits home and reminds us that it is everyone’s responsibility for safety both on the farm and the rural roadways of America.

Safety awareness is critical on the farm. As we recognize National Farm Safety & Health Week this September, please join us in promoting safe and healthy practices on our farms and ranches across the U.S. and in our neighboring countries as producers enter the harvest season.

Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council, and over the years, the development and dissemination of National Farm Safety & Health Week materials has shifted to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. NECAS is the agricultural partner for NSC and has been serving the agricultural family and business community since 1997.