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Farm Safety Day A Success
Farm Safety Day A Success
Holly Podliska
Thursday, October 03, 2019

Farm Safety Day at Centennial Public School went over smoothly.  The FFA chapter put on an event where over 300 elementary students from Centennial Public School and St. Paul Lutheran School learned about being safe on the farm. There were 8 rotations: Bayer Crop Research, CVA- Gresham, Utica Fire Department, NPD-Seward, Farmers Coop- Dorchester, Plains Equipment- York, Baack Ag Services, J's Jersey Dairy Farm, plus other animals that FFA members brought in, and an ice cream station complete with the FFA boat and dock for kids to climb into. One of the topics the kids learned about was animal safety which was led by the animal science class.  Throughout the rotations the kids covered safety precautions through machinery, chemicals, powerlines, and fire prevention.  Many of the FFA members helped teach and lead the kids throughout the afternoon. When the elementary students were asked what their favorite stations were, everyone of the stations was mentioned by some of the kids.  Thank you to all the sponsors that helped support the Centennial FFA and make this day possible.

   (I'm not sure how long Farm Safety Day has been going on at Centennial. It was a Farm Safety movement that took place in the late 90s I think. There was a family from the Midwest, maybe Iowa, who had a son who was killed in a farming accident while he was still in high school. After that, FFA Chapters across the Midwest began taking initiative to educate others about agricultural safety.)

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