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:
  1. Discuss the risks and benefits of children on the farm
  2. Explore some of the common “myths” associated with children and tractors
  3. Discuss safety concerns of babies in tractors
  4. Explore how youth can work safely in and around tractors
  5. Determine what can be done to keep visitors safe around tractors and equipment
  6. 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 the 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 agricultural youth work guidelines project, and the program manager for the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network. Working with the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, she also led the development of their youth curriculum and resources. She has a Master's Degree in Human & Community Resources from the University of Wisconsin Steven's Point. 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.

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