Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to identify the number and types of tractor and ATV safety programs available to youth in West Virginia through the Extension Service and secondary agricultural education programs. The target population of this study included county Extension agents and secondary agricultural educators in West Virginia employed during the winter of 2003--2004. A descriptive research design was utilized in this study. Thirty-five percent of Extension agents and 64.5% of agricultural educators provided tractor safety educational activities to youth. One-third of Extension agents and one-fifth of agricultural educators offered ATV safety educational activities. Age groups targeted the most by Extension agents and agricultural educators during tractor and ATV safety training were 12--14 and 15--17 year olds. The majority of Extension agents and agricultural educators felt tractor accidents were a problem in their county. A significant number of Extension agents and agricultural educators also felt ATV accidents were a problem in their county.
Chambers, Renee D., "Assessment of tractor and all-terrain vehicle safety programs available to youth in West Virginia" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2057.