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Farmer’s receive 'Stay Safe, Take a Break' bags

Oct 11, 2013
Photo by: Washington County 4-H 4-H County Council member Jordan Stout was busy delivering to farmers north of Washington. She found Dave Friese combining in a corn field where he stopped for his “Stay Safe, Take a Break” bag.

During the harvest season farmers spend long, hard hours working with dangerous equipment to harvest their crops. Volunteers from Washington County 4-H have been delivering “Stay Safe, Take a Break” bags to 200 farmers throughout Washington County since the busy harvest has begun.

The bags include granola bars, peanuts, gum, bottled water, safety glasses koozies, chap stick, chip clips, note pads, shop rags, gloves, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, ear plugs, dust masks, reflector tape strips, reflectors, ibuprofen, and biofreeze.

These bags are a way for farmers to be reminded to stay healthy and safe throughout this busy time of year but were also made to show appreciation to the farmers throughout Washington County.

Jordan Stout, a 4-H county council member, volunteered to deliver bags to farmers in her neighborhood, “They really appreciate the bags, and enjoy the surprise deliveries. Many commented that they had used the items from last year too.”

For more information on how to keep your farm safe, contact Washington County Extension & Outreach at 319-653-4811 or <www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/>.




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