The Health and Safety Executive for NI (HSENI) is launching an initiative to try and cut farm deaths.
A farmer was killed every month in 2011 while working on a farm in Northern Ireland.
In February and March, HSENI staff will visit farms and speak directly to farmers and their families about their safety. The four main causes of farm deaths in Northern Ireland are unguarded machinery, handling livestock, falls when carrying out work at heights and incidents involving slurry tanks.
The HSENI is working with the Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) to develop a new Farm Safety Partnership.
There were two mushroom farm workers deaths reported from North America since the start of the year – hopefully the safety message on farms in Ireland North and South is getting through loud and clear.