Farms and ranchers offer unique opportunities and learning experiences for children who grow up in rural communities. But they also are subject to injury if not properly instructed and supervised.
A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, May 20 at the North Texas Fair Grounds in Denton, will offer third through fifth graders opportunities to learn more about farm safety. Activities get underway at 9:00 a.m. and run until 2:00 p.m., and will include demonstrations and discussions on many safety-related topics.
Included on the day’s agenda are: ATV, farm equipment, vehicle and lawn equipment safety; food and chemical safety; water/sun and fire and electricity safety. Participants also will have opportunities to learn about emergency response and will experience the mobile learning barn.
Cost to attend is $5 per child and registration deadline is May 15.
To register, complete a Registration form-Progressive Agriculture Safety Day and a Release and consent form-Ag Safety Day. Return or mail these forms by May 15 to: Denton County Extension Office, 402 Hickory Street, Suite 125, Denton, Texas 76201. Make checks payable to Ag Demo Fund. For more information call (940) 349-2894.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day sponsors are: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Farm Bureau, Zimmerer Kubota, First United Bank, Kroger, Bayer CropScience, Betaseed, Farmland Partners, Toyota, AGI, FMC, Kubota, Monsanto, and Outdoor Access initiative.
Organizers are the Denton County Ag Committee.