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 UTVs
Module 2: Spatial Awareness with Livestock
Module 3: Looking at Situations from Multiple Points of View with Tractors & Machinery
Module 4: Task Breakdown and Job Safety with Personal Protective Equipment
Module 5: Matching Tasks and Skills with Electrical
Module 6: Decision Making for How to Complete a Task with Manual Labor
Module 7: Situational Management with Bins, Silos, and Pits
Module 8: Empowerment and Permission to Say No with Chemicals & Pesticides
Module 9: Tough Conversations with Slips, Trips, and Falls
Module 10: Impact of Injuries with Shop Safety