21st Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
|Author: Catherine Malin|
Date: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
On Thursday, September 22 more than 550 fourth-graders attended the 21st annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at L.D. Brown Agriculture Expo Center. Fourth graders attended from Allen, Edmonson, and Warren Counties.
During the event, the fourth grader students rotated through a variety of stations learning valuable safety topics like how to use a fire extinguisher and the importance of wearing sunscreen.
The event is a sponsored by the Kentucky Partnership for Farm Family Health and Safety, Inc. in partnership with the South Central KY Area Health Education Center and the WKU Institute for Rural Health.
The event could not take place without the dedication from over 100 volunteers from a variety of different agencies including: Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Allen County Sheriff’s Office, WRECC, Bowling Green Fire Department, Browning Fire Department, Jeff Holdcraft, and WKU students in the Departments of Nursing, Public Health, Agriculture, and Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Ag Safety Day by the numbers:
CHHS students, staff, and faculty involved: around 113
4th grade students: 555
Total volunteer hours: 1240
Safety Stations: 23
Partnering organizations: 19
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