Agriculture is a leading industry in North Dakota creating almost one-fourth of the state’s employment and 26,000 farms and ranches stretching across the state.

The NDSC has always known that reaching into the agriculture community is an important part of our mission of preventing injuries and saving lives. In 2020, 13 North Dakotans were killed in agriculture-related accidents. That accounted for half of all workplace fatalities in our state according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The NDSC received a Susan Harwood Grant in 2020 to develop agriculture safety courses. Seven courses ranging from livestock safety to youth safety and equipment safety foundation a program built around making farms and ranches safer places to live and work. We knew we wanted to offer more than just courses.

Ag Safety Training Trailer

In 2021, through a partnership with North Dakota Farmers Union, we were able to make our dream become a reality with our Ag Safety Training Trailer. Our Ag trailer is a mobile classroom with seven hands-on displays that were specifically built to create a visual learning opportunity. In 2020, North Dakota was second in the nation in documented grain entrapments according to a Purdue University study. Grain storage and handling is just one of the interactive displays housed inside the trailer. Between the pressures of Mother Nature and the markets, our farmworkers deserve easy access to training opportunities, something the Ag trailer can provide with trips to large trade shows, school visits, farm visits, and stops at businesses and co-ops. The NDSC is increasing access to life-saving training because farm safety is family safety.

7 Hands-On Training Modules

  • Grain Bin Handling

  • Chemical Safety

  • Power Take Off

  • PPE


  • Farm Site Danger Zones

  • Powerlines

Darcy Turcotte
Workplace Safety Program Manager

dl: (701) 751-6109
ph: (701) 223-6372
tf: (800) 932-8890