Farm Safety 4 Kids Celebrates Milestone
2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. The organization has promoted farm safety to more than 6-million people through local programs and education since 1987. FS4JK has a network of more than 120 chapters across the United States and Canada that offer farm safety presentations on a local level.
Marilyn Adams founded the non-profit organization in 1987 after the death of her 11-year-old son in a gravity flow grain wagon accident. Its mission is to promote a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries and fatalities to children and youth. What started as a tribute to her son has touched nearly 6 million people so far.
Adams says – I didn’t really know what to expect when I started FS4JK. The organization has grown and evolved so much in the past 25 years. It’s exciting to think about what lies ahead for the farm safety movement. FS4JK focuses on prevention through education. Education Director Shari Burgus says – our goal is to teach the next generation of farmers to be safe. The entire industry depends on it.
Courtesy: NAFB News