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MARSHFIELD, Wis. - A national workshop that will help America raise its next generation of farmers and ranchers has been scheduled for Aug. 14-15 in Marshfield, Wis.

The Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop is all about working together to safeguard youth, said Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

“By working with other organizations we can get the information and resources to farmers and ranchers, enabling them to implement safety strategies,” Salzwedel said. “Protecting our children needs to be a priority. A youth dies in an agricultural incident about every three days in the United States.”

The workshop will be limited to the first 60 registrants. Early bird deadline is July 1 ($199 registration fee). To register, go to http://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop. The workshop is designed for farm organizations, insurance professionals, healthcare providers, Extension, agribusiness, public health officials and media. The interactive workshop will enable participants 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
  • Identify their (and their organization’s) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.

For more workshop information, email nccrahs@marshfieldresearch.org or call 1-800-662-6900. The National Children’s Center is part of the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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