fter gaining momentum from a major PR campaign prior to Farm Safety Week in mid September, and a continuous email and phone marketing campaign to various ag-related industries, organizations and publications, Farm Safety USA is now an international company!
Recently, we broke the 25 farm safety audio series into Canada and New Zealand through the Farm Safety Association’s agricultural field educators who are equally concerned about their children’s health and well-being on the farm.
As Farm Safety USA continues in their dedication to farm children, we have been very successful in creating relationships with many different ag-related companies, organizations and institutions including: several State Farm Bureau Federations, Ag In The Classrooms, Mutual Insurance Companies, Future Farmers of America, a few of the Occupational Safety & Health University extensions and numerous farm families, nationwide.
These entities are investing in the safety of our farm children by distributing the product to their members, customers, teachers, patients and farm families nationwide, and internationally!
In addition, we continue to gain interest from Iowa Pork Producers Council, the National Pork Board, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Garst Seeds, the 4-H Club, International Harvester, Pioneer Hybrid (Dupont), and the Iowa Department of Agriculture for distribution interest and/or involvement with the “Fun Farm” product.
Our wish is to find a corporate sponsor to fund the major project of transferring these informative and entertaining farm safety episodes onto video, either through animation or sophisticated puppetry, making the product a visual aid, versus audio.
With over 300 child deaths occurring annually, due to farming accidents, Farm Safety USA and others like us, need to deliver the best educational materials possible to our farm children, in hope of saving life or limb.
It is our duty as an international agricultural market to keep our children as safe as possible so they can grow up, following the lessons learned, and continue their parent’s legacy in becoming farmers themselves.
As other companies and organizations get involved in teaching children about farm safety, together we can decrease the number of fatalities and assist in making our farm communities and economy strong and profitable!
For more information about Farm Safety USA, visit our website at www.farmsafetyusa.com, or call us at 1-515-996-9296.
About the Author
Vickie Harbert began her career in the advertising and broadcast industry, which led her to form another corporation, Farm Safety USA.
She dedicates the “Fun Farm” to her uncle who lost his hand to an auger, a cousin that died at the age of 15 to a tractor overturn, and the many thousands like them.