Seventh grade students from West Delaware, Maquoketa Valley and Ed-Co learned about farm safety last week at the annual Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.
At this year’s event, 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, chemical look-a-like was instructed by Ashley Brehme of Brehme Drug. And Spencer VandeVoorde from Regional Medical Center visited with the Farm Safety attendees and discussed Emergency Management Services and first responders.
The Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for kids in North America. ISU Extension and Outreach of Delaware County partners with local FFA chapters, businesses and community groups to host the program each year in an effort to provide education, training and resources to make farm life easier and safer for children and their communities.
photos courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach of Delaware County