Kearney County middle school students attended the 20th annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at the Kearney County Fairgrounds on September 10. The one day workshop uses presentations and hands on activities to teach and encourage children to stay safe on the farm and at home. The program is a fun way for kids to learn health and safety precautions they can use to stay safe in rural areas.
“Safety has to be part of the farm/ranch business. A serious injury or fatality can mean the end of farming or ranching for a family, so incorporating safety in tasks from the beginning is not only a healthy thing to do, it’s an economically sound business practice,” Extension Educator and Safety Day Coordinator Sharry Nielsen said.
For full story see September 16 Courier