*estimates from 2020 economic impact report released by Farm Credit East
Agriculture in northeastern states is made up of an array of business types and sizes—some many generations established, others recent startups. While dairy reigns top in the industry, other ag operations, such as crop farms, livestock farms, vineyards, nursery and greenhouse businesses and many other ag-based businesses make up the economic engine that produces more than $100 billion in business activity in the Northeast. This requires over half of a million workers tackling a wide variety of tasks, many of which are inherently risky. To help keep them healthy, safe and productive, we have our work cut out for us.
Farm Safety Services
Through our center’s farm safety services programming, we’ve built relationships with a wide range of farm businesses and partnered with ag organizations throughout the Northeast. As a result, our services and programming stay relevant & responsive to the real and pressing needs of the industry and its workers.
Farm Safety Trainings
The Northeast Center has been providing free trainings and consultations to farms of all sizes and types for over 30 years. We do not enforce regulations, but we will help you comply with them. Training topics are tailored to meet your farm’s exact needs—in person or online. Learn more about our broad range of training types, meet our team of safety educators, and sign up for a training.
Agriculture News & Media
Grain Bin Safety Week – February 19-25, 2023
When someone becomes helplessly engulfed in grain, rural firefighters are often the first and only line of defense. Unfortunately, many departments lack the specialized techniques
Farm-related deaths down in New York state
The rate of farm-related fatalities in New York may be gradually decreasing, according to the New York State Agricultural Fatality Report: 2019-2021, released by the
Be safe. Be seen in hi-vis vests.
As things get busy this spring, staying safe around farm equipment is an important topic to discuss with employees, new or experienced. Actions, however, can
Study on sleep & health in commercial fishing gets featured by Alaska broadcaster
Northeast Center Director Julie Sorensen interviews with KFSK media in Petersburg, AK on the subject of sleep and health in the fishing industry during a
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