Area Seventh Graders Learn Lessons at Farm Safety Day

Seventh-grade students from West Delaware, Ed-Co and Maquoketa Valley attended the Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds last Tuesday.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County, along with many area sponsors, partnered to provide the educational safety lessons.

At this year’s Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day, students rotated through seven safety stations.  PTO and Grain Safety was instructed by Lon Warnecke with River Valley Coop.  Lawn and Yard Equipment Safety was instructed by Nate Detrich from the City of Manchester.  Maquoketa Valley Rural Electrical Coop presented on electrical safety.  Jon Stickney with the Iowa State Patrol 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 with Linn County Conservation.  And Kaleb Payne visited with the Farm Safety attendees and discussed Emergency Management Services and first responders.

(photos courtesy of Delaware County ISU Extension)