Created: 3/07/11 (Mon) | Topic: Education
It's Agriculture Safety Awareness Week
At least one county Farm Bureau is making safety a top priority this week as we celebrate Agricultural Safety Awareness Week, March 6-12.
Ransom County Farm Bureau is preparing to participate in Harvest North Dakota, which will be held Friday, March 11 at the Expo Center in Lisbon.
Fourth grade classes from Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Barnes, LaMoure and Dickey Counties are invited to attend this daylong event, which is similar to the Living Ag Classroom that is presented later this month in Fargo.
They are projecting this program will reach between 200-250 students.
This year Ransom County will be focusing on Safety on the Farm, and will be presenting a program teaching young people how to be safe when they are working around farm equipment, ATVs as well as animals.
The Ransom County Farm Bureau will be available to answer any questions young people may have regarding safety on the farm, and will be giving away First-Aid kits to all the participants this year
“Growing the Most Important Crop,” this year’s national theme, focuses on making farms and ranches safer for farmers, their family members and employees with special emphasis on children.
People of all ages, but particularly children, are at risk of injuries on the farm. With more than 1 million youth living on farms, reaching out to adults with information on how they can reduce risks to the children in their care is critical to preventing farm and ranch incidents and fatalities.
More than half of young people living on farms and ranches pitch in doing chores, with those age 10 to 15 helping the most. Another 307,000 youth not living on farms are hired as employees each year.