Research project seeks parent farmers to improve safety for children on farms

MARSHFIELD, Wisconsin (WSAW) – Farmer parents are invited to participate in a new study evaluating the effects of reading news stories on injuries. Parents will earn a total of $ 50 during the study, and an additional $ 20 by completing a one-year follow-up.

CLICK HERE to participate in the survey.

The survey is being conducted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, which is part of the National Farm Medicine Center of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

The objective of the project is to better understand the point of view of parents of farmers on the safety of their children on the farm. The initial questionnaire covers their farms and family demography.

“Parents of farmers play an important role in their children’s appreciation for farming, and they also make key decisions regarding the health and safety of their children,” said lead researcher Bryan Weichelt, Ph. D., fifth generation farmer, father and soldier. veteran, raised on a small dairy farm in central Wisconsin. “The results of this project could guide future research and education programs on agricultural health and safety communication. “

Parents of eligible farmers will take two online surveys and read four news articles over a 6-week period, answering a few questions along the way.

Participation in the full research study is fully online and will last 6 weeks.

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