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Progressive Ag Safety Day - September 13th

Think it couldn't happen to you?   It can and does!   Farm-related incidents kill over 100 children and youth each year, and injure several thousand more.  You can help your young children become more aware of hazards on farms and in rural areas 't happen to you?  It can and does!  Farm-related incidents kill over 100 children and youth each year, and injure several thousand more.

The Progressive Agriculture Foundation Safety Day will be held Saturday, September 13th, at the Kearney County Fairgrounds north of Minden.  The event will be held in from 9:00 – 11:30 am.  Youngsters aged 4-6 are invited to attend.

Sponsored locally by the South Central Chapter, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, the day is planned to teach children safe practices to prevent injuries whether they live on or are just visiting a farm.  Topics for the day include: Grain Hazards, In and Out of Cars, Safety Around Fire, Pet Safety, and Harvest Safety.  Through hands-on demonstrations, games and activities, youngsters will learn more about the importance of thinking safety first, respecting parents' safety rules, and sharing with friends and family how to do things in a safe way.  Each participant will receive a safety t-shirt and a packet of resource materials and fun items to reinforce what they learned during the session.  Snacks will be provided.
Pre-registration for the safety day is requested by September 8th.  Registrations are limited, so don't delay.  Make reservations for your child today.  The registration form is available for download below.

For more information visit the UNL Extension Office at the Courthouse in Minden or call (308) 832-0645.

Safety Day Registration Form (PDF, 1 page, 255KB)

 

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