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Our History

An Iowa farm wife started Farm Safety For Just Kids after her 11-year-old son died in a gravity flow grain wagon. Today the organization is an international non-profit serving millions of rural youth and their families each year.

Humble Beginnings

In the Fall of 1986 11-year-old Keith Algreen suffocated in a gravity flow wagon of corn while helping with harvest on his parents’ farm. Months later Keith’s mother Marilyn Adams helped her daughter with an FFA project on farm safety. Their research revealed Keith wasn’t the only one.

Hundreds of kids died on farms every year. Compelled to action, Marilyn founded Farm Safety For Just Kids the following year in the hopes of preventing another tragedy.

For over 25 years, Farm Safety For Just Kids has built upon the foundation laid by Marilyn. The organization has come a long way since its start in Marilyn’s spare room.

An international 501(c)3 non-profit, the organization reaches thousands of children, youth and their families each year with life saving farm safety and health information.

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