Have you ever questioned what farm tasks are appropriate for your children to be doing? Now there is a new resource to consult for the answers.

The North American Guidelines to Children’s Agricultural Tasks can help match chores to a child’s development. The guidelines, developed by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, are divided into seven categories:

  • Animal care
  • Manual labor
  • Haying operations
  • Implement operations
  • Specialty production
  • Tractor fundamentals
  • General activities

Limited details are available at www.nagcat.com. You can buy booklets of six to 10 posters covering a specific work category or a professional resource manual by calling Gempler’s safety supply company at (800) 382-8473 or visit www.gemplers.com.