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Think F.A.S.T.

The Think F.A.S.T. (Farm & Ag Safety Training) program is an initiative from Farm Bureau designed to proactively address on-farm safety concerns for youth. The program materials are free to members and non-members and are tailored for audiences 14- to 17-years old and focus on general safety, leadership, and critical thinking skills applied to technical and agriculture-specific contexts.

The program includes 10 modules that take 10 minutes each to complete along with follow-up competency quizzes. There are both online self-paced and in-person direct instruction options for Core Safety Skills and Technical Safety Skills.

Download the Curriculum Guide for Classroom & Workshop Settings here.

Module 1:Attention & Distractions with ATVs and UTVsCurriculum Guide
Module 2:Spatial Awareness with LivestockCurriculum Guide
Module 3:Looking at Situations from Multiple Points of View with Tractors & MachineryCurriculum Guide
Module 4:Task Breakdown and Job Safety with Personal Protective EquipmentCurriculum Guide
Module 5:Matching Tasks and Skills with ElectricalCurriculum Guide
Module 6:Decision Making for How to Complete a Task with Manual LaborCurriculum Guide
Module 7:Situational Management with Bins, Silos, and PitsCurriculum Guide
Module 8:Empowerment and Permission to Say No with Chemicals & PesticidesCurriculum Guide
Module 9:Tough Conversations with Slips, Trips, and FallsCurriculum Guide
Module 10:Impact of Injuries with Shop SafetyCurriculum Guide