National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020

2020 National Farm Safety and Health Week Logo (PNG)Every Farmer Counts
September 20-26, 2020

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Logo design by the Illinois Farm Bureau. Note: logo updated Aug. 2020.

View the NECAS National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020 Press Release.

View the Presidential Proclamation on National Farm Safety and Health Week.

About the Theme

The theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020 is “Every Farmer Counts”.  The theme is to acknowledge, celebrate, and uplift America’s farmers and ranchers who have encountered many challenges over the past couple of years, yet continue to work hard to provide the food, fiber, and fuel that we need.  According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, there are about 3.4 million agricultural producers in America, which is only about one percent of our population.  These farmers and ranchers not only provide the essentials that we need, but they do wonderful things for their families and friends, their communities, and beyond.  That is why “Every Farmer Counts” and now is the time to prioritize their safety and health.

Daily Topics of Focus

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 - Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Overall Farmer Health
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Emergency Preparedness in Agriculture
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 - Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture


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The 2018 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. National Farm Safety and Health Week is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council.


View the webinar flyer. For webinar details and to register, visit the AgriSafe Network NFSHW webpage. A free AgriSafe account is required to access the webinars. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Monday, September 21

Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety (Noon CDT)
Presenter - Aaron Yoder, PhD

Tuesday, September 22

Lessons Learned in Covid-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers (Noon CDT)
Presenters - Jennifer M. Lincoln, PhD, CSP, CAPT (retired) and Douglas Trout, MD, MHS

Mental Health Innovations in Ag Communities (2:00 p.m. CDT)
Presenters - Joan M. Mazur, PhD, Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh and Tara Haskins, DNP, RN

Wednesday, September 23

Building a Toolkit for Child Ag Safety and Health (Noon CDT)
Presenter - Marsha Salzwedel, EdD

Teach Your Way: Open Source Ag Health and Safety Curriculum (2:00 p.m. CDT)
Presenter - Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH

Thursday, September 24

Emergency Planning for Farm Operations (Noon CDT)
Presenter - Shay Foulk

Respiratory Protection Issues in Agriculture: What to wear and does it fit? (2:00 p.m. CDT)
Presenter - Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN    

Friday, September 25

Safety in the Field: Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment for Farm Workers (10:00 a.m. CDT)
Presenter - Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH

Discovering the Root of your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries (Noon CDT)
Presenters - Dan Neenan, MBA and Linda Emanuel, RN

Public Service Announcements

BAYER - Growing Safely Video Series

Additional Videos:


Free webinars from 9:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M. PST (12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. EST) on the dates listed. (Download AgSafe Webinar Flyer)

eXtension Ag Safety and Health


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Ohio State University

Free at Home Screening of Silo the Film. Register for a digital pass below. A panel discussion follows each screening, and a link will be provided with registration.


Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

Purdue University

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health (UMASH) Center

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Related Pages

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA 52068