Despite a decline in farming-related deaths from 2017 to 2018, there is still work to be done on farm safety.
With that in mind, National Farm Safety Week is held each year in the hopes of raising awareness of farm safety issues across Australia.
The week, held this year from July 21 to 26, has been running successfully for the past 19 years and provides an opportunity for farm safety issues with a national focus to be put in the spotlight.
Several businesses in the district aim to help rural producers address safety issues in and around the farm.
Tamworth Community College offers courses in first aid and advanced resuscitation, among other safety courses.
"These courses teach farmers how to treat snake bite, for example, or how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation," administration and student support officer Alanah McBean said.
Farmers interested in attending such courses can either contact the college direct, on 6763 0630 or visit tamworth.nsw.edu.au.
Matt Martin has been assisting farmers with the purchase of quad bikes and side-by-sides in his role as manager of Eagle Powersports for the past 10 years.
"Assisting farmers is the bulk of my quad bike business," Matt says.
"To keep your Polaris side-by-side, ATV, quad bike and Ranger running perfectly, our factory-trained team can perform your maintenance service tasks.
"We use genuine Polaris spare parts in all of our servicing work and have one of Australia's most complete range of OEM and aftermarket accessories.
"If you need a bolt on for your Polaris, we'll be able to get it for you."
Eagle Powersports is in Bridge Street, Tamworth, or phone Matt on 6765 5586.
AgriFutures Australia managing director John Harvey said the number of farming-related deaths remained alarming.
"While some progress has been made in specific areas, the overall numbers are telling us that more still needs to be done," Mr Harvey said.
AgriFutures funds research into enhancing farm health and safety under its National Rural Issues Program and is lead agency for the newly-formed RDC-funded Rural Safety and Health Alliance.