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Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
In May 28 Issue
By Kim Graham
News-Register Reporter

In its third year, Russell Springs Agricultural Safety Day hosted 225 Russell County fourth grade students last Tuesday at the Russell County Fair Grounds.

"This is the first year we used Progressive Agriculture's safety day curriculum and training targeting fourth grade students," said event organizer Sonya Whitis.

Previously, she said they had made the event open to the community but decided to focus on fourth graders this year.

"We were looking for a point to start and move forward to provide awareness that will be very helpful for the kids in the future," said Whitis.

She said the safety day included a segment on roadway safety which taught students highway safety and warned them of the dangers of texting and driving in the future when they are licensed drivers.

Basic first aid was also taught and students made a simple first aid kit.

Attendees learned how to respond to emergency situations and how to help someone who is choking Whitis said.

Hand washing and keeping areas clean for food preparation was covered in the food safety segment.

Students learned about animal safety and the importance of asking permission before petting an unfamiliar animal.

The importance of wearing helmets and following strict safety guidelines was stressed during the ATV and utility vehicle safety segment.

During firearm safety training, students learned to store guns in a locked cabinet safely unloaded and separate from ammunition.

Instructors related where to ride safely on a tractor as well as safety features on old.

All students who attended received Progressive Agriculture Safety Day T-Shirts and goodie bags with pens, pencils, and safety information to take home.

"Everyone learned lots of things," said Whitis. "The kids all seemed to have a good time and enjoy the day. We're looking forward to doing it again next year even better."

Whitis thanked Russell County Agricultural Extension, Russell County Ag Council, Russell County EMS, 4H Shooting Sports, Louise Boger and the Russell County Goat Association, and Hartland Equipment for their contributions to making the day a success.

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