Over two hundred local 7th graders spent their day learning about farm safety on Wednesday.
The Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester. Students from Ed-Co, Maquoketa Valley and West Delaware rotated through seven safety stations, learning about PTO and grain safety, lawn and yard equipment safety and electrical safety.
Jon Stickney with the Iowa State Patrol also taught the students about bus safety. The Delaware County Firefighters Association led the fire safety station. The water safety session was led by Chuck Ungs and the Iowa DNR. And the University of Iowa Air Care 2 helicopter stopped by, too!
The event is made possible each year through the generous support of our county’s commodity groups and many local businesses and partners. The Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County partners annually with local FFA chapters, businesses, and community groups to host the program throughout the county in an effort to provide education, training, and resources to make farm life safer and healthier for children and their communities.
(photos courtesy of Delaware County Extension)