TRI COUNTY FFA SPONSORS PROGRESSIVE AG SAFETY DAY
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ATTEND RURAL SAFETY DAY
The Tri County FFA Chapter sponsored and hosted a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on October 14th for 160 area third and fourth graders. The FFA cooperated with the Gage County Ag Society with the event. The event was a part of the Tri County FFA’s Connecting Chapters on-going project. Eleven safety presenters highlighted the day. Students rotated to the sessions at the Gage County Fairgrounds.
Sessions conducted were First Aid/First Response by the Beatrice Community Hospital and EMT’s; Fire Prevention /Smoke Trailer by the Nebraska State Fire Marshal; Large Animal Safety by the SCC-Beatrice Ag Education students; Underground Hazards byBlack Hills Energy; Electrical Safety by Norris Public Power District; Lawn Mower Safety by Mr. Paul Hay; Internet & Social Media Safety by Diode Technology; Firearm Safety by Mr. Sam Cowan; ATV Safety by the Southern FFA Chapter; Boating Safety by the Nebraska Games & Parks Commission and Healthy Lifestyles Safety Serandas by Jacie Milius of the Gage Co. Extension Service.
Mr. Dave Barnard was the event coordinator. Each student received a take home bag of safety items and a tee shirt. The safety items were donated by area businesses including Black Hills Energy, Beatrice Community Hospital (BCH), Bunge Corp., the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Farmers Cooperative, Progressive Ag Safety Foundation and the State Fire Marshal. Farm Credit Services of America and Beatrice Community Hospital provided morning refreshments for the participants.
Tri County FFA members serving as group leaders were Ella Clark, Emily Thavenet, Catrina Washburn, Kinsley Fletcher, Brevin Damrow. Assistant presenters were Caitlin Franzen, Nick Loxterkamp, Gavin Weichel, Mya Maxwell, Cassidy Thavenet, Nick Loxterkamp and Grant Lewandowski. Twelve other members worked on organizing the event.