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Farm & Agricultural Safety Training Program

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Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety Farm and Agricultural Safety Training Program

More than 334,000 Virginians work as part of the Commonwealth’s diverse agricultural ecosystem, despite farming’s status as one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations. Virginia Tech Environmental Health & Safety's (EHS) Farm and Agricultural Safety Training Program aims to reduce injuries and fatalities on the farms throughout the New River Valley and beyond.

2023-24 Program Topics

New and Upcoming Training Modules For 2023-2024

Vehicle Safety

Hazardous Energy Controls

Fire Safety

Workplace Violence

Confined Space Safety


Interested in Participating?

We are actively looking for people and organizations who share an interest in our goal of reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities on farms.  Our team wants to hear from you if you are:

  • A farmer or agricultural employer who wants to have a safer workplace, even if your only workers are family members;
  • An organization looking to establish an outreach program with farmers in your community;
  • A trainer willing to teach farm safety courses in your community; or
  • Simply interested in learning more about the FAST program.

The links below will take you to the appropriate form, and we'll get in touch with you within 5-7 days.