Progressive Ag School Farm Safety Day
The annual Progressive Ag School Farm Safety Day took place on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Charles Black City Park. Mrs. Leeann Daughtery, Butler County FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher is the Ag Safety Day Program Coordinator. Melissa Glass, Butler County Family Resource, is the Assistant Coordinator.
Why do we care about Agriculture Safety?
Because even if a child does not live on a farm we do live in a farming community. It is very likely that a child will visit a farm in their lifetime.
We know the following facts from the Progressive Agriculture Foundation:
- About 893,000 youth LIVED on farms in 2014.
- Approximately 23,883,000 youth VISITED farms in 2014.
- About every three days, a child DIES in an agriculture-related accident.
- Every day, about 33 children are INJURED in agriculture-related incidents.
Recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®
The Butler County school safety event is possible each year thanks to the businesses and individuals who volunteer and present safety lessons to all of the counties 4th grade students.
The session opened with a Fire Safety puppet lesson presented by the Kids on the Block.
After the opening session the students begin rotating through the various safety demonstrations in groups. Each group was lead by 2 Butler County High School FFA student volunteers.
Texas Gas: Jason Hundley-811 Call Before you Dig Natural Gas Line Awareness and Safety
WRECC: Electrical Safety
Lost River Powersports: ATV Safety Andy & Breanna Gidcumb
The BC Drug Free Coalition &. BRHD Health Educators: Vaping, Juuling, and Anti-Tobacco
Tichenor’s Lawn Care: Josh Tichenor Lawn Mower Safety and Awareness
Rough River Army Corp of Engineers: Park Ranger JD Tucker Life Jacket and Water Safety
Thanks to Superintendent Howard for always supporting this Safety day program and making this event possible though Butler County Schools.