A Christmas Message from the Farm Safety Foundation…

Wow! what a busy year we’ve had this year… award-winning campaigns, an exciting new development in the education programme and a brand new Mental Health in Farming session… To finish the year, Olivia, Sophie and I have been working on a special message to share with you all on our social media channels. The short

Farming – a flocking great idea…

On the final day of National Young Farmers Week, so we thought we would end the week with a blog from Matt Dibble, a young farmer who has been sharing his very personal journey of how he is setting up his own farm with his +5,000 Instagram followers. According to Matt: “Breaking into the farming

Fit to Farm?

Following last month’s Farm Safety Week, Mike Rowe, a consultant on the ‘Two Minute Farmer’ project led by Duchy College and Stephens Scown solicitors, offers his thoughts on the approach this year’s campaign took – to drive real action – and issues his own challenge to the industry… “One of the most frequently heard words

Ireland’s Call

Today marks the end of the seventh annual Farm Safety Week, and Joe Healy, Irish Farmers Association President, outlines the gravity of the situation in the Republic of Ireland, why the IFA has appointed a full time Farm Health and Safety Executive and what they are hoping to achieve with this weeks series of family

Forward is forward… no matter how slow

Stuart Roberts chairs the England Farm Safety Partnership and, as a farmer himself, Vice-President of the National Farmers’ Union and one of the key figures behind last year’s #LensLeg social media drive, is passionate, committed and driven to make a real change. “If there’s one thing I want to achieve as Vice President of the

Campaigning to reduce the risks for ATV drivers

The Wales Farm Safety Partnership (WFSP), also now in its seventh year, is a collaboration between agricultural stakeholder organisations in Wales. Working closely with the other UK FSPs, the WFSP is tackling head-on the need to raise awareness of the tragic repercussions when farm businesses don’t implement safe working systems across all areas of their

It is your place

Next up we have the Farm Safety Partnership Scotland and according to NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick, real action is needed to reduce the injury and death rate on Scotland’s farms and crofts. “We have supported the Farm Safety Foundation’s Farm Safety Week campaign every year since they took it over as we share one

With a Little Help from our Friends…

Today we are passing the baton to the Farm Safety Partnerships. Each partner country has a farm safety partnership made up of organisations representing a broad spectrum of agricultural interests. Throughout the day, we will be asking the Chair of the Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and Republic of Ireland FSP for their views on

So Macho?

The National Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life. Led by young people, for young people, Young Farmers’ Clubs provide their 24,500 members in 615 clubs aged 10 to 26 with a unique