Progressive Agriculture Foundation

aka Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program   |   Birmingham, AL   |  http://progressiveag.org/

Mission

Our mission is to provide education, training and resources to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.  Our vision is that no child would become ill, be injured or die from farm, ranch and rural activities.

Ruling year info

1997

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brian Kuhl

Main address

PO Box 530425

Birmingham, AL 35253 USA

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Formerly known as

Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Day Camps

EIN

63-1166618

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the U.S., about every 3 days a child dies due to an agriculture-related incident and each day nearly 33 children are injured due to an agriculture-related incident. Of the youth injured, 60% were NOT working when the injury occurred, according to a 2014 study.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

More nearly 20,000 volunteers in more than 400 rural communities throughout North America conduct Safety Day programs.  These are day-long safety and health educational programs for rural youth and their families.  A typical day includes 4-6 hands-on learning units, tailored to the community's safety and health concerns.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2008

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of lead and assistant coordinators of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day programs who attended a one day training on how to coordinate their event

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of separate Progressive Agriculture Safety Day events held across North America (2020/2021 Safety Days restricted due to COVID)

Average number of dollars per person served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Cost per individual reached

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of children who attended a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (2020/2021 restricted due to COVID)

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of volunteers who aided in the development and completion of a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (2020/2021 restricted by COVID)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Mission:
Provide education, training and resources to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.
Vision:
No child would become ill, injured or die from farm, ranch and rural activities.

Through our Safety Day program, we teach hands-on, safety related topics to children across North America.

We train over 400 volunteer coordinators who take the education and materials we train them on and provide the Safety Day program in rural communities.

We have reached over 1.8 million people with safety education in North America.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Moved in-person, one-day trainings to at you-own-pace online training tiered to the

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Dowdle

Palm Beach County Extension Service

Frank Dowdle

Palm Beach County Extension Service

M. Susan Jones

Western Kentucky University - School of Nursing

Jeanette Dame

TC Energy

Tyrone Gentry

Green County Cooperative Extension

Kayla Hinrichs

Nebraska Extension

Brittany Jablonsky

Farm Credit Council

Robert Marshall

Bunge

Jose Perez

The Wonderful Co

Josie Rudolphi

University of Illinois

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/23/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2020

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.