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Farm Safety Day Held

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62 youth from Washington County attended the Progressive Ag Farm Safety Day with over 9 community organizations volunteering to run educational sessions.  13 4-H county Council members volunteered as group leaders.  Photo Courtsey:  ISU Extension. [1]62 youth from Washington County attended the Progressive Ag Farm Safety Day with over 9 community organizations volunteering to run educational sessions. 13 4-H county Council members volunteered as group leaders. Photo Courtsey: ISU Extension.

Sixty-Two area youth had the opportunity to learn about farm safety during the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held recently at the Washington County Fairgrounds.  

Ben Temple of Crawfordsville shared his personal story of being in a lawn mower accident at the age of 4.  He tried to jump on a moving mower and slipped.  His story was powerful for youth to hear first hand.  He showed the dangerous moving parts on a mower and also shared pictures of his foot then and now.  Photo Courtesy:  ISU Extension. [2]Ben Temple of Crawfordsville shared his personal story of being in a lawn mower accident at the age of 4. He tried to jump on a moving mower and slipped. His story was powerful for youth to hear first hand. He showed the dangerous moving parts on a mower and also shared pictures of his foot then and now. Photo Courtesy: ISU Extension.

Amy Green 4-H/Youth Coordinator says the day started with a personal account of a family farm accident story followed by the kids breaking into small groups to discuss topics such as sun safety, animal safety, healthy lifestyles, 911 calls, lawn mower safety, along with general first aid.  The youth also made First Aid Kits as well.

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was put on by the Washington County Extension Office with help from Washington FFA, Washington Hospital and Clinics, Washington County Safety Center, Environmental Health, the Washington Y, WCDC, Jim Cuddeback Farms and Precision Ag.

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