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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 2, 2014

Youth learn about farm safety

Jun 10, 2013
Photo by: Washington County 4-H Seventy-one youth from Washington County attended the Progressive Ag Farm Safety Day with eight community organizations volunteering to run educational sessions. 4-H County Council members and youth committee members volunteered to help run the day.

Seventy-one youth participated in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held on Friday, June 7, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The camp was held for youth who have completed kindergarten through third grade. The camp was put on by the Washington County Extension Office with help from Washington FFA, Mid-Prairie FFA, Washington City Police, Washington Hospital and Clinics, Environmental Health, YMCA, Washington County Conservation, Jim Cuddeback Farms and Precision Ag.

The youth broke into small group sessions learning about various topics including animal safety, sun safety, tractor safety, grain safety, healthy lifestyles through exercise and MyPlate, nature safety, handwashing, gun safety, and general first aid. The youth also enjoyed games and activities throughout the day. Washington County Ambulance visited to give tours their vehicle and to share basic first aid and 911 call information.

Participants and helpers each received a free Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-shirt and a goody bag with a gun lock, Rural Safety Book and information about farm safety. The youth made first aid kits to take home as well.

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