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Snyder, Shannon; French, Brian; Field, William; Tormoehlen, Roger; Ess, Daniel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The USDA/NIFA has awarded funding to Land Grant Institutions to conduct and enhance the Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) program. The HOSTA program is designed to provide relevant educational opportunities in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of farm-related injuries to all youth who work in agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Safety Education, Agricultural Education, Criteria
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Hoover, William Brian; French, Brian F.; Field, William E.; Tormoehlen, Roger L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Minimum passing scores for the Gearing Up for Safety: Production Agriculture Safety Training for Youth curriculum (Gearing Up for Safety) were set in 2006 with widely used and established procedures by efforts of subject matter experts (French, Breidenbach et al., 2007; French, Field, and Tormoehlen, 2006, 2007). While providing a research-based…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Safety, Safety Education, Agricultural Production
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Carrabba, James J., Jr.; Talbert, B. Allen; Field, William E.; Tormoehlen, Roger – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2001
Responses from Indiana 4-H tractor driving contestants 1982-197 (n=139) showed that 74% were employed on farms; most felt the contests effectively taught tractor safety and made them generally aware of safety. However, many still engaged in risky behaviors such as not wearing seatbelts in tractors with rollover protective structures or allowing…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Safety Education, Tractors