Telling The Story Project Saving Lives

Taylor HillmanThis Land of Ours

Farmers, agricultural workers, and family and community members who’ve been impacted by injuries, fatalities, or close calls, want to make sure these life-changing incidents don’t happen to anyone else. That’s why a new project has been created to highlight personal stories and first-hand experiences. It’s called Telling the Story Project and it can be accessed on the web at

So far, the first batch of multi-media stories address manure gases, ATVs, entanglements, falls, ladder failures, flash fires and a common cause of trauma – taking a shortcut. Telling the Story Project is a collaborative effort of the following organizations, made possible through funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program.