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AgriKids and Flogas launch children’s farm safe handbook

AgriKids, the farm safety educational platform for children and Flogas are partnering to launch a children’s farm safety handbook.

This resource aims to get more families talking and engaging on the topic of farm safety over the coming week and for all the weeks yet to come.

The resource contains a collection of safety facts, activities and games.

Children’s farm safety handbook

AgriKids founder, Alma Jordan, explains why children have always been at the centre of the AgriKids ethos. That is to engage, educate and empower children to be farm safety ambassadors.

“Children are natural and enthusiastic learners, and they are wonderful at sharing this information with their families and friends.”

“By supporting our children and bringing the farm safety message to them in a fun and engaging way, we are equipping them with key life skills that will stand to them now and into their future.”

“It’s time we move the message of farm safety from a place of awareness to a place of practice and instinct.”

AgriKids and Flogas are into their second year of a partnership which has seen the farm safety topic reach more families and rural communities than ever despite Covid-19 restrictions.

Through virtual events, social media alerts and promotions, the engage, educate and empower message is still finding its way into the homes of Ireland’s 140,000 farm families and beyond.

Paul Ruegg, senior marketing executive with Flogas, said:

“Flogas are delighted to support the new AgriKids Farm Safety Handbook as part of our partnership with AgriKids.”

“At Flogas, safety first is one of our core values, and we are proud to support AgriKids in helping children to be safe on the farm.”

“As a supplier to the farming community for everything from home heating to dairy, we care about the wellbeing of farming customers, their families and employees within agriculture.”

You can download your copy of the handbook.

Farm Safety Week

Now in its 9th year, Farm Safety Week runs from July 19th – 23rd, 2021.

To create more activity and action over the week, AgriKids and Flogas are also running a series of child-friendly webinar events in collaboration with the Duhallow IRD community.

The events are tailored and targeted to children aged 4-7 and 8-12.

Running for up to 40 minutes, the sessions deal with a range of topics from tractors to slurry and with a storytime session for the younger viewers.

You can find out more and register for the events.

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