Ag Safety Week
Farm Bureaus offices accross Florida, Georgia, and Alabama are taking part in a national campaign promoting resources that help farmers keep safety a top priority with the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). This year the program runs from Feb. 28 to March 6, which has been named Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. Each year tends to have an overall theme, with this year being, “Driving Safety Home.”
Each day of the week represents a different safety concern on the farm.
March 1 – Farmer Roadway Safety
March 2 – Caretaker Support
March 3 – General Farmer Wellness
March 4 – Mental Health
March 5 – Community Roadway Safety
Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to make safety a priority on the farm.
From the Georgia Farm Bureau, President Tom McCall, states, "Safe practices on Georgia’s farms should be a priority, not an afterthought. “Investing in safety and health in agricultural communities can help save lives and resources by preventing injuries and lost time on the job.”
The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a part of the Farm Bureau Health and Safety Network of professionals who share an interest in identifying and decreasing safety and health risks. For more information and resources, visit the ASAP Facebook page.