The agriculture industry is comprised of some of the most dangerous jobs known to man. Those who work in the agriculture industry tend to begin working at an earlier age, keep working later in life, work longer hours than most and work around more dangerous equipment. The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Safety Department offers an array of safety education programs to various age groups in an effort to lower the rising injury rate in the agriculture industry.
Farm Safety Workshop
This workshop teaches participants about hazardous farm conditions and ways to reduce farm accidents.
Tractor Safety Clinic
This is a two hour clinic that teaches participants how to safely operate a tractor.
This workshop teaches participants the proper way to use and handle ATVs.
Machinery & Shop Safety
This workshop teaches participants the precautions of working with machinery and shop equipment.
This program teaches participants about fire hazards and measures to take to prevent fires.
First Aid & Home Safety
This program teaches participants about preventing falls, burns, poisoning, bleeding and choking.
This program teaches participants how to properly handle chainsaws.
This program teaches participants about the dangers of drinking and driving by simulating an inhibited state using googles and golf carts.
Texting & Driving
This program teaches participants about the dangers of texting and driving by simulating an inhibited state using cell phones and golf carts.
Grain Bin Simulator & Rescue Training
The Grain Bin Simulator portion of this clinic teaches participants about the dangers associated with grain bins and the preliminary steps to take should someone become trapped in a grain bin. The Rescue Training portion of this clinic teaches firefighters and emergency personnel the proper procedures to extract a victim from a grain bin.
Child Saver Program
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for children under five years old. Because of this, Mississippi laws states all children under the age of four must be protected by a child passenger restraint device or system. Through the Child Saver Program, Farm Bureau offers members the opportunity to order car seats and booster seats at a discounted price. To order, click here.
Youth Safety Camp
The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Safety Department holds its Youth Safety Camp each summer. At the four-day camp, students learn about the safety techniques taught in most of the safety programs offered. The 2020 camp will be held July 13-16 at Camp Tanglewood in Newton County. Contact your local county Farm Bureau office to ask about registration. To learn more about this year’s camp, click here.
Safety Items For Sale
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Safety Department sells the below safety items. To purchase any of the products, contact a member of the Safety Department staff.
Safety Department Contacts
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Safety Department can travel to classrooms, workshops and events to teach members and other stakeholders about proper safety practices pertaining to agriculture.
Please contact the following staff for more information.