Children and Tractors: Myths, Facts, or Other
Join us as we discuss the topic of children and tractors, starting at birth and moving up through adulthood. We will explore what we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know.
BY the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
- Discuss the risks and benefits of children on the farm
- Explore some of the common “myths” associated with children and tractors
- Discuss safety concerns of babies in tractors
- Explore how youth can work safely in and around tractors
- Determine what can be done to keep visitors safe around tractors and equipment
- Identify resources that can be used to help safeguard children and youth around tractors
Marsha Salwedel, Ed.D
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marsha Salzwedel is a Project Scientist and Agricultural Youth Safety Specialist at the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (part of the National Farm Medicine Center) in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She is the project manager for the agritourism safety project, the principal investigator for the agricultural youth work guidelines project, and the program manager for the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network. She earned a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College in Madison. Marsha grew up on a farm and maintains her ties with that community through the farm that she and her family still own and operate.