When we say young farmers we don’t mean…

posted October 9, 2008

The Fair Labor Standards act, amended in 1996, has no stipulations for treatment of children over 16. 

Children 14-15 can do non-hazardous agricultural work after or before school. And children 12-13 can be employed with consent from parents or in the same location as parents place of employment. 

Healthier ways of getting your children interested in ag: 

4H Programs, Future Farmers of America, Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for Children K-12