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20th Anniversary of Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®

More than 620 students in the 4th grade from Warren, Allen and Edmonson Counties will participate.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 9:00am 1:00pm

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program is celebrating 20 years of providing education and training to make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for children and their communities throughout North America.  The KY Partnership was one of the original organizations involved in this program and has conducted an event every year for the past 20 years.

This program, recognized as the largest rural safety & health education program for children in North America, provides training and resources for local communities to conduct one-day safety and health programs that are age-appropriate, hands-on, fun, and safe for children. 

Students who attend the KY Partnership Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® will rotate through 9 different educational safety sessions.  The program has impacted more than 1.3 million children & from 1995 to 2015, with an expected 100,000 to 110,000 to be reached this year.

The KY Partnership Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® has provided education to more than 6000 students over the last 20 years.  This year the program has expanded again to include Edmonson County and will server more than 620 4th grade students.

Nationwide, the support received from international sponsor contributions, local cash & in-kind donations, and the value of volunteer hours, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program is valued at more than $8 million per year.

The KY Partnership Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® utilizes volunteers from many different agencies including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, WKU Police Department, WKU Fire Marshall,  Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Gander Mountain, WRECC, Volunteer Fire Departments, Jeff Holdcraft, WKU Institute for Rural Health, and WKU students in the Departments of Nursing, Public Health, Agriculture and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Susan Jones, President of the KY Partnership for Farm Family Health and Safety, Inc. (susan.jones@wku.edu), 270-792-5165

Catherine Malin, Health Programs Specialist, South Central AHEC, (Catherine.malin@wku.edu), 270-745-3325

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