The agricultural industry has the highest rate of accidents, injuries and fatalities across all sectors of the Australian economy.


The Next Generation Farm Safety Project aims to build knowledge and awareness around leading causes of farm injuries and fatalities.

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Project aim

The project aims to increase the uptake of safe farm practices particularly for under 15 year olds who account for 15 per cent of farm-accident fatalities.
1 in 10
fatalities and injuries involved children under the age of 15
In 2021, 26 deaths occurred on Australian farms
serious accidents were reported

Test your farm safety skills with our interactive game. Choose the right PPE is designed for primary students and Sign Safety is for secondary students, but anyone can play and test their farm safety knowledge. To play the game, use the password 'farm'!

Meet our Team

Amy Cosby

Prof. Amy Cosby is a Research Fellow – Agri-tech Education and Extension at CQUniversity. Amy is a leading practitioner in the field of student and teacher engagement in the agriculture industry. Her objective is to use the knowledge derived from research to design programs which showcase and attract the next generation agricultural workforce to the industry from diverse backgrounds.

Jaime Manning

Dr. Jaime Manning is a lecturer in Agriculture within the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at CQUniversity. Her experience in Agriculture and research ensures that activities and professional development opportunities developed by the Agri-tech Education and Research team are highly relevant and highlight current issues facing the sector.

Saba Sinai

Saba Sinai is a Lecturer in Agriculture, based at CQUniversity's Emerald campus. Saba has educational and professional experience in agriculture, biomedical science, public health, science education and community development. He coordinates and teaches into a number of CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Agriculture units in a diverse range of subject matter, including animal health and welfare, parasitology, social licence to operate, agribusiness development, agricultural policy, agricultural extension, resource management and sustainability.

Anna Day

Anna has a Bachelor of Education and has worked in the agricultural industry to apply her knowledge and experience in the delivery of multiple agricultural projects. Anna brings together her interest in educating the next generation on the importance of agriculture and her experience in program delivery.

Ryan Kift

Ryan Kift has a PhD in Occupational Hygiene focused on agricultural safety. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Environment. Ryan has over 20 years of occupational hygiene and safety experience in local government, academic, rural and industrial settings. He has been involved in occupational health and safety management on large construction projects, agricultural environments and worked in the oil and gas and metals industries.

Funded by

This program received grant funding from the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.