Personal Statement On Family Farms

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Family farms serve as both a place to live and a place to work and is unique as both a home and a workplace. Growing up on a cattle farm, with horses and the necessary machinery, I was exposed to many conditions that have taught me valuable lessons and allowed me to thrive as a young individual. One of the main reasons that I have been able to thrive under these circumstances is because of my family members ensuring my safety. My family has always been rigorous about teaching me how to stay safe from the many dangers on our farm that could leave me vulnerable to injury and illness. On our farm, we consider the health and safety of our family to be our number one priority. When I was young, my parents restricted my access to worksites on the farm and were certain to reduce my exposure to hazardous situations to ensure my safety and well-being. I was prohibited to go near the cattle without one of my adult family members being with me and was not allowed to roam around the farm without the supervision of an adult. I became progressively mesmerized by the livestock on our farm and wanted to be more involved with them so that I could pursue my curiosity. While this worried my parents to a certain degree, they supported my curiosity and began to give me modified tasks and chores that I was capable of doing without putting me in harm’s way. Before performing any of these tasks however, they ensured that I was properly informed on what I was to do and how I was to do them. The

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