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  • The VermontRebates for Roll Bars Program
    ROPS = Roll-Over Protective Structure
  • Why bother with Roll Bars?
    ONE in TEN tractor operators
    overturns a tractor in his or her lifetime.
  • The leading cause of deathon the farm is due to tractor rollovers
  • Farmers are 8 times more likely to die on the job
    than the average worker.
  • The Northeast States have the highest rate of overturn fatalities & injuries
  • No Farmer, No Farm
    7 of 10 farms are out of business within one year of a rollover fatality
  • A farming fatality costs the family and society approximately $910,000
  • Over half of rollover injuries result in:
    • Hospitalization
    • 70 lost working
    days
  • One in Seven farmers are permanently disabled in
    tractor rollovers
  • ROPS are 99 Percent Effective in preventing Rollover Deaths/Injuries
  • Top three reasons farmers don’t install ROPS
    • “It won’t happen to me”
    • “Can’t afford it”
    • “No time to order”
  • New York saw a 10-fold increase in ROPS purchases
    in just one year!
    • A Media Campaign to motivate farmers
    • A Hotline to guide smooth ROPS purchases
    • A 70% rebate to farmers for cost of a ROPS
  • Strategy for Vermont
    • A Media Campaign for farmers (USA Today, 8 papers!)
    • A ROPS Hotline (186 farmers registered since Sept!)
    • A 70% Rebate to farmers (Nearly fifty retrofitted!)
    • Raised $60,000 for rebates so far. MORE is NEEDED!
  • Our Vermont Partners
    • The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food
    and Markets
    • Vermont Department of Health
    • The Vermont Farm Bureau
    • Vermont farm families
    • Public and Private Sponsors
  • Partner with us and Help protect
    • Farmers
    • Farms
    • Costs to Society