County and State Farm Bureau leaders across Utah are sharing resources that will help farmers and ranchers keep safety top-of-mind through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As part of this year’s ASAP commemoration, March 4-8 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “Cultivating Safety: Protecting Our Future.”

A different safety focus will be highlighted by the Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day of the week: 

  • Monday, March 4 – Animal Safety
  • Tuesday, March 5 – Fire Safety
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Cost of Safety Prevention
  • Thursday, March 7 – Eye Safety
  • Friday, March 8 – Tick/Lyme Disease Awareness 

During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau encourages farmers to make safety a priority on the farm. 

“Emphasizing the need for safety education on America’s farms and ranches is a continuing priority for the Utah Farm Bureau,” said ValJay Rigby, President of the Utah Farm Bureau. “It’s important to support members of our agricultural communities as they strive to save lives and prevent injuries and lost time on the job.”

The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a part of the Farm Bureau Health and Safety Network of professionals who share an interest in identifying and decreasing safety and health risks. For more information and resources, visit the ASAP Facebook page ( 

Visit the Centers’ YouTube channel ( for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Join the movement to keep farms safe and share your own safety messages on social media using the hashtags #ASAP24 and #USAgCenters.

The 12 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.