information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 22, 2018) – Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Governor Rauner once again proclaimed National Farm Safety and Health Week in Illinois for September 16-22, 2018, with the theme “Cultivating the Seeds of Safety.”
“Agriculture is our state’s number one industry, and Illinois farmers put everything they have into feeding the world,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Rauner announced that the week is not just for farmers, but for all consumers and communities, “because every Illinoisan plays a part in ensuring our farmers are safe and healthy year-round.”
Throughout the week, the Illinois Department of Agriculture highlighted emerging issues and important topics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/illinois.agriculture) and Twitter (@ILAgriculture).