Youth farm safety initiativeAEM has added its support to a new initiative with a mission to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth.

The initiative, Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY), is a grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The goals of SAY include:

  1. Connecting and enhancing existing educational resources in this area
  2. Developing a centralized location for relevant training and farm and ranch safety materials for both formal (school) and informal (home and agricultural industry) settings
  3. Developing a national strategy that would enhance awareness of, access to, and utilization of farm safety materials by youth and adults who instruct and/or work with youth

For more information on SAY, click here, or contact Mike Pankonin, AEM senior director, technical and safety services (, tel: 414-298-4128).