Beatrice–Over 200 third and fourth graders are participating in an agriculture safety day being held at the Gage County Fairgrounds today. Tri-County F-F-A Advisor Dave Barnard says the day long event provides safety information to the students on a variety of topics….
“safety and attitude” :14
Barnard says the two hundred plus students are from schools around the area…
“county too” :09
Some of the safety programs presented during the day include large animal safety, buried line safety, hearing safety, fire safety and A-T-V safety.
Barnard says the safety day couldn’t have been possible without the help of the Gage County Ag Society, the teachers from the area schools along with the Gage County Extension office…..
“for safety reasons” :19
While the official title of the event is called Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, Jane Esau of the Gage County Extension office says the presentations focus on subjects that involve everyone…not just those involved in agriculture…
“variety of subjects” :15
Assisting with planning the event and helping out with the workshops are members of the Tri-County F-F-A Chapter. Taylor Cammack, a senior at Tri-County High school is vice-president of the chapter…..
“on their farms” :05
Cammack says the F-F-A Chapter has spent the past couple of months planning and organizing the activity…
“on the same page” :14
Among those presenting programs is Alyssa Sanders of the State Fire Marshall’s office. Sanders discusses fire safety with the elementary students and uses a smoke trailer that gives the students a better understanding of fire safety….
“out the back window” :13
Sanders says its important to teach fire safety at an early age…..
“coming thru” :12
Schools participating in the safety day were Wymore Southern, Tri-County, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Lewiston, Diller-Odell, and St. Joseph’s Catholic of Beatrice.