U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc., a membership association of professional custom harvesters based in Hutchinson, is a new sponsor of the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program. Their support will allow an additional 385 rural youth and adults to attend a farm Safety Day program this year.
"Safety is one of our main objectives," says Kent Braathen, USCHI president. "During harvest season especially, our members put in long hours and spend months on the road. Safety is critical, and it's something we've stressed for years. We're pleased to support the Progressive Agriculture Foundation – and their farm Safety Day program – in their endeavors to keep farm and ranch families safe and healthy."
Promoting farm safety
"We welcome U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. to our growing list of corporate, organizational, foundation and individual sponsors," says Randy J. Bernhardt, CFRE, chief administrative officer of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. "Because of partnerships like this, PAF will provide essential farm safety and health education for nearly 100,000 rural youth and adults throughout North America in 2013."
Both USCHI and PAF are National Ag Day sponsors. Celebrated in Washington, D.C., on March 19, National Ag Day recognizes the abundance provided by agriculture. Together, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others promote the importance of agriculture across America.
U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. is an association of professional custom harvesters, serving the needs of the American farmer. Established in 1983, the organization serves as a link between the harvesters and the many groups of people they work with, such as farmers, businesses, state and federal government. Membership is primarily individual custom harvesters.
The organization also includes related industry businesses and associations, such as equipment manufacturers, implement dealers, tire and tool manufacturers, insurance companies, and advertising entities. For more information, please visit the U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. website.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America and a program of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation , a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. The Foundation's mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. In 2008, PAF was awarded the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal, demonstrating its commitment to accountability and ethical practices.
Safety Day applications are due each July 15 for Safety Days that will be conducted the following calendar year. For more information, please visit the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day website.