How the Program Works
Individuals and organizations interested in conducting a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for their community must complete an application each year that they participate in the program. Applications are due by July 15 each year for a Safety Day that will be conducted the following calendar year.
Progressive Agriculture Foundation staff members evaluate the applications and select the sites for the following year, based on available funding, community support, enthusiasm, experience and cost effectiveness for the number of participants. Returning communities are also evaluated on coordinator follow-through, quality of past Safety Day(s) and length of time with the program. Those approved to participate in the program are notified in August of each year.
Required Coordinator Training
Safety Day coordinators are required to participate in a training session for each year they conduct a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Training sessions are usually held between October and February for the upcoming year's Safety Days.
New coordinators must attend a one-day training session at one of numerous locations throughout the U.S. and Canada the first two years that they are affiliated with the program. The training locations vary each year and are announced in August for the next calendar year's Safety Days. Experienced coordinators, in their third or more year, are eligible to take part in an on-line webinar every other year.
Note: Because of space and cost restrictions, we cannot train more than two coordinators per Safety Day.