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Noisy Planet Campaign Cultivates Partnership with 4-H

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A farm may seem like a peaceful place, but if you live or work on one, you know that isn’t always the case. Plows, combines, tractors, and even some farm animals can create a noisy environment that puts a person’s hearing at risk.

Recognizing this fact, the Noisy Planet campaign is partnering with 4-H, a highly successful outreach program of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. The goal is to help spread the Noisy Planet message to parents and tweens (kids between the ages of 8 and 12) who live on a farm. Educational materials with an agricultural theme are being developed for distribution throughout the 4-H program’s extensive network of professional staff and volunteers, including 4-H youth members, parents, extension agents, and others.

To kick off the collaboration, the Noisy Planet campaign introduced new materials for rural communities in October at the 2009 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference in Rochester, N.Y. For more information, see the Noisy Planet Partners page.

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