Integrating Family Safely on the Farm


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Joan and Nick Olson, and Marsha Salzwedel
Saturday 2a

Whether you are a parent returning to the family farm or someone who hosts young children at your functioning farm, learn about the challenges and delights of farming with young children and research-based tips on keeping children safe and happy at your farm.

Joan and Nick Olson own and operate Prairie Drifter Farm, a 33-acre certified organic vegetable operation in Litchfield, Minn. They grow certified organic herbs and vegetables for a 135-member CSA, food co-ops and other wholesale accounts. They have two young children.

Marsha Salzwedel works for the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis. Her work focuses on safety protocols for children who live on, work on or visit farms. She grew up on a farm, which she and her family still own and operate.