Become a Leader in Preventing Child Agricultural Injuries: Scholarships Available - Sept. 17-18, 2019 workshop, Hershey, PA - February 15, 2019

NYCAMH is partnering with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety on this important topic. 


February 15, 2019

CONTACT: Scott Heiberger

An interactive workshop focusing on child agricultural injury prevention in the Eastern United States is scheduled for September 17-18 at Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA. 

"We'll teach participants how to work with farmers and farm supervisors to protect children who live, work and play on farms and ranches," said Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. "Our first workshop, held last August in Wisconsin, included participants from producer groups, insurance, FFA, healthcare, Extension, agribusiness, public health and media."

The workshop is designed for those who work in or with the agriculture industry, and wish to improve their knowledge and dissemination of child agricultural injury prevention strategies. The registration fee is $199, and scholarships are available to assist with the cost of registration. More information, including the registration link, is available at

The National Children's Center, a program of the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is co-hosting the workshop with Penn State University and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, part of Bassett Healthcare. 

Westfield Insurance, John Deere and the National Farm Medicine Center are co-sponsoring.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the leading causes of injuries to children who are either working or playing on farms; 
  • Describe interventions most likely to be effective in preventing childhood farm injuries; and
  • Identify their (and their organization's) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.

"Protecting our children needs to be a priority," Salzwedel said. "A youth dies in an agricultural incident about every three days in the United States."  

For more workshop information, email or call 1-800-662-6900. The National Children's Center is funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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