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National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. National child agricultural injury statistics.


Harvest season is a peak time for agricultural injuries, including childhood injuries. Two unsafe practices -- extra riders on tractors and working around grain bins -- are of particular concern, with several recent incidents providing harsh reminders. Prepare for harvest season by watching these safety webinars.


The National Children's Center will be hosting a Farm Safety and Health Week webinar on "Child Ag Safety: During the harvest season and all year round" on September 23rd at 12:00 pm CT.

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MEDIA RELEASES

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2014 Year in Review Published

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Children's Center $20,000 Mini-grant application deadline is August 17, 2015

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