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    Jaclyn Symes.

AgLife: Farm safety for students

Two new educational programs for rural and regional school students will aim to change attitudes towards safety on farms from an early age.

The State Government is supporting the move with Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes reinforcing the government’s commitment towards reducing deaths and injuries on farms. 

The government will provide $97,000 to Kidsafe Victoria to support its work preventing unintentional death and injury of children with a three-year farm-safety campaign and creative competition in primary schools.

National Centre for Farmer Health will receive a $108,500 grant to lead 20 ‘Gear up for Agriculture Health and Safety’ workshops to Victorian secondary school students who have an interest in agriculture.

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Ms Symes said teaching children about farms as workplaces as well as homes was a vital part of changing attitudes, with information showing children influenced decisions their parents made, in turn improving farm safety for the whole family.

She said the grants were part of the government’s $20-million Victoria’s Smarter, Safer Farms program.

The entire July 29, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire July 29, 2020 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!