Farm safety is an increasing concern for citizens, agricultural producers, and agricultural educators. Safe farm chemical usage is a specific concern of the National Occupational Research Agenda Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector Council and Mississippi secondary agricultural educators. Our multi-institutional and interdisciplinary team combined agricultural communicators from Texas A&M University and agricultural educators from Mississippi State University to create educational outreach and social media deliverables that comprised a targeted outreach campaign to enhance farm chemical safety usage in Mississippi.
Funded by the Southeast Center for Agricultural Safety and Injury Prevention, we disseminated our content in September 2017 to coincide with National Farm Safety and Health Week, targeting secondary agricultural education students, preservice agricultural educators, and current agricultural educators in Mississippi as well as social media followers of statewide agricultural organizations in Mississippi.
The #ChemicalAwareState educational packet is available for free educational use.
This project was supported by the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention.