L. R. Hohbach

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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This study purposes to discover what methods and measures are currently being used by South Dakota vocational agriculture instructors to promote safety in the school farm shop. Also ascertained by this research is information dealing with the nature, causes, number, and seriousness of recent accidents that have occurred in school farm shops in South Dakota. This study can be desirable for the purpose of assisting vocational agriculture teachers in recognizing safety hazards in the farm shop and what their responsibilities are in minimizing the risks to their students. The results of this research could also be beneficial in determining how to best meet the challenge of training prospective vocational agriculture teachers to adequately appreciate the observance and practice of safe procedures in teaching vocational agriculture students in farm mechanics. Students having received safety instruction might avoid accidents in the shop and also benefit by associating the safe practices learned in school farm shop s to future farming operations. This will in turn prevent the occurrence of causalities on the farm.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Agriculture -- Study and teaching
Agriculture -- Safety measures


Includes bibliographical references



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South Dakota State University