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Farm Progress America, May 23, 2023

Max Armstrong tells us more about a study out of Ohio State University about quality childcare in rural areas.

May 23, 2023

Max Armstrong takes on the subject of quality childcare on farms across the country.

A study out of Ohio State University says there are three major myths when to comes to childcare in rural areas.

The first myth is that childcare is not a problem on farms.

Researchers at Ohio State University report trouble finding childcare, quality of childcare is a problem when found and the affordability factor is also an issue.

The second myth is that farm parents don't want help or have access to family that can help. Most of the time, neither of these are true.

And the third myth is that farmers can take children along with them to do their work... However, safety is an issue. We have to remember equipment can be a safety concern, electric fence, ponds and many issues around livestock.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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