Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) is a grant project funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth. For the funding period of 2021 – 2025, the SAY Project now consists of three funded project that each focus on a different aspect of youth farm safety. The projects are housed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Ohio State University and Utah State University and will respectively focus on the SAY National Clearinghouse Project (e.g., SAY Clearinghouse, curricula submission and review, and marketing), Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) Instructor Training and YFSEC Youth Training.
Teacher resource guides will assist instructors with integrating curricula hosted in the SAY Clearinghouse by providing teaching methods to instructors on preparing students with safety instruction. The following teacher resource guides are available:
Foundational Safety Related Technical Knowledge and Skills – Teacher Resource Guide: Grain Safety Example
Animal Systems Career Pathway Teacher Resource Guide – Right from the Start: Safety Awareness for Livestock Producers
Animal Systems Career Pathway Teacher Resource Guide – Positive Animal Handling (Stockmanship) on Dairy Farms
Power, Structural and Technical System Teacher Resource Guide –
SAY National Clearinghouse
The SAY National Clearinghouse consists of two different types of educational products: formal curricula and other supporting resources and provides their alignment to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards related to agricultural safety and health. Click on the link below to access the SAY National Clearinghouse:
SAY National Clearinghouse
Each educational resource has a page that provides you with a description, type of resource, language (English and/or Spanish), website link to resource, and alignment chart to AFRN standards.
Learn how to use the SAY Clearinghouse through the following videos:
SAY Teacher Update 2017 – Segment 1: https://youtu.be/M-x-89-zvtQ
SAY Teacher Update 2017 – Segment 2: https://youtu.be/VIxXN-C_5dQ
SAY Teacher Update 2017 – Segment 3: https://youtu.be/Bzj8RSWNKN4
SAY Teacher Update 2017 – Segment 4: https://youtu.be/6T-VJ-JH2mM
Submitting your Ag Safety and Health Curriculum
Click HERE to be directed to submission instructions and link to submit your curriculum through the Curriculum Alignment Submission Tool (CAST).
Belief Statements & Guiding Principles for Youth Working in Ag
The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) Project National Steering Committee developed a belief statements document regarding youth working in agriculture. The belief statements outline consensus-based beliefs and principles that promote safety and health for youth working in agriculture. Click HERE for more information.
Injury Risk Assessment for SAE
The injury risk assessment for supervised agricultural experience (SAE) was developed by Utah State University through the SAY Project. Click HERE to access all of the components of the risk assessment.
SAY Project eNews
The SAY Project produces an eNews 3-4 times per year which is sent to those on the listserv and the SAY National Steering Committee. Links to the past eNews are below:
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) Course
National Youth Farm and Ranch Safety Symposium
Connecting with SAY
Newsletters and Reports
Powerpoint from Webinar on November 14, 2013
Davis E. Hill, Penn State University (has since retired)
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