Over 150 elementary students are on the Gage County Fairgrounds today learning about safety on the farm and safety in rural areas. The 2016 Progressive Ag Foundation Rural Safety Day is focusing on teaching third and fourth graders from around the area about the importance of safety.
The Gage County Extension office and the Lewiston FFA Chapter teamed up to host the event.
Lewiston FFA Chapter Advisor Dave Barnard says it has been a team effort to host the large number of students…
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Barnard says it is critical that everyone learn and understand the importance of safety…..
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Jane Esau of the Gage County Extension office says there are many different areas of safety that can be taught….
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Barnard says while Thursdays event focuses on the third and fourth graders, he says all ages can learn something about safety…
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Barnard says s number of presenters have donated their time to help teach the students…
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Safety programs were held in the livestock barn, Merchants hall and Ag hall on the fairgrounds. A special demonstration by Norris Public Power was scheduled to wrap up the event.