Some steps that can be taken to make your farm safer for youngsters:

1) Identify the danger areas on your farm. Determine where kids are most likely to get hurt, what may draw them to dangerous situations. Toddlers, for example, may ingest pesticides because of their curiosity and tendency to put things in their mouths. So keep those items locked up and out of reach.

2) Set up appropriate rules for children to follow.

3) Train youngsters in proper and safe operation of farm tasks before assigning those chores. Provide appropriate protective equipment/clothing for each task.

4) Supervise children according to their age. Children should demonstrate that they are able to follow farm rules before being allowed to perform tasks.