PAF Removes Barriers, Expands Safety and Health Education through New Classroom-based Delivery Mode
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF) announced the launch of a novel safety and health-oriented education platform for its Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (PAF Safety Day) program designed to expand the reach and increase the accessibility to potentially lifesaving learning for agricultural and rural youth. To learn more and how to get involved, visit: www.progressiveag.org/classroom.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Program Launched Blog
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program’s blog, Building the Foundation for Safety, officially launched the beginning of 2022, with the primary objective of growing the program’s reach while engaging Foundation partners and its Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program volunteers. To access the blog, visit the Progressive Agriculture Foundation website at www.progressiveag.org and click “newsroom” in the top menu bar.
Bernard Geschke Recognized for Farm Safety Leadership by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America
Bernard Geschke, program specialist with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation®, was recognized with the prestigious 2022 Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) Educator Award during the North American Agricultural Safety Summit, on March 29, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Geschke served as a lead staff member in the development and implementation of training for the nearly 400 volunteer Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (PAF Safety Day) coordinators throughout North America. He also provided support to the PAF Safety Day coordinators, assisted in the development of curriculum, and was the developer behind hundreds of the PAF Safety Day step-by-step demonstrations and tabletop props. Prior to joining the Foundation, Geschke was the farm safety director for the state of Nebraska. (Read More.)
Reflecting on a Nearly 30 Year Farm Safety Legacy
An agriculture safety advocate and trailblazer. He has been an educator, an inventor, a mentor, and a friend, one who dedicated his profession to making another’s life better – and safer. On March 31, Bernard Geschke officially retired from the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® after playing an integral role in the Foundation’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program since the start. (Read More.)
Grab Your Backpack and Notebook...We’re Heading into the Classroom
After nearly three decades, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® (PAF Safety Day) program is going somewhere we have never been before…the classroom! A primary motivational factor for the new Classroom-based delivery mode was knowing that many children could benefit from a PAF Safety Day experience but may not have been able to yet due to limited resources or other barriers. (Read More.)
Farm Safety a Focus for Producers and Emergency Responders.
Heading into a new production season and staying safe on the farm is always a focus for producers, particularly when working around large machinery. The RM of North Battleford volunteer fire department recently took part in a simulated grain bin rescue operation exercise to ensure if any accidents do occur on area farmyards, they are prepared to assist. (Read More.)
This Monthly Highlight was brought to you by The Progressive Agriculture Foundation. The Asmark Institute is a longtime supporter of PAF and PAF Safety Day.
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