PUTNAM COUNTY - Farm Safety Camp for Putnam County third graders will be held on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 at the Dale and Ruth Gerding farm west of Glandorf. Students that attend learn important farm safety issues such as: grain entrapment, water and pond safety, lawn mower safety, tractor and PTO safety, gun safety, electrical safety, farm chemicals, ATV safety, "pretty poisons" and sun safety. The students will also learn about smokeless tobacco dangers and will witness Lifeflight land during the ATV safety presentation.
While the Putnam County Health Department initiated the Farm Safety Camp 12 years ago, the event continues to be available every year to third graders due to the great support of a number of agencies and businesses such as Ag Credit, Farm Bureau, Glandorf Warehouse, Paulding-Putnam Electrical Cooperative, Putnam County Extension Office, Putnam County Office of Public Safety, Putnam County Sheriff's Office, St. Rita's Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Northwest Tractor, Dr. Jack Winters, Miller City-New Cleveland FFA students, Glandorf Fire Department and Putnam County EMS. All students will also receive a Farm Safety T-shirt that is made available through The Ohio State University Extension office in Columbus.
The public is welcome to attend Farm Safety Camp on April 12 or April 13, The morning session begins at 8:30 and the afternoon sessions begin at 12 noon. For more information, contact Joan Kline at the Putnam County Health Department.