Third grade students learn farm safety
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:41 AM
PUTNAM COUNTY - Farm Safety Camp for Putnam County third graders was held on Tuesday April 9 and Wednesday April 10 at the Dale and Ruth Gerding farm west of Glandorf. Students that attended learned important farm safety issues such as: grain entrapment, water and pond safety, lawnmower safety, tractor and PTO safety, gun safety, electrical safety, farm chemicals, ATV safety, "pretty poisons" and sun safety. The students also learned about smokeless tobacco dangers and witnessed Lifeflight land during the ATV safety presentation.
Lifeflight was called for the demonstration with the third grade students on Tuesday afternoon.
While the Putnam County Health Department initiated the Farm Safety Camp 14 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 OSU Extension, 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 also received a Farm Safety t-shirt that was made available through donations from the Putnam County Optimists and Ag Credit.