Farm Safety Camp for Kids

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fsc-photo-285x300[1]DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Farm Safety Camp will teach kids how to work and play safely on the farm, scheduled for Friday, June 27.

Children will learn how to recognize potential dangers present around the farm and develop respect for these hazards in interactive sessions. The camp is designed for 8 to 12-year-old children who live on a working farm, reside in rural areas or have a connection to farm families.

Farm Safety Camp returns to Jonamac Orchard in Malta. Hours of the camp are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Children will be exposed to 12 safety focus areas with qualified experts discussing important messages. Safety focus areas include: ATVs, animals, bicycles, chemicals, electricity, farm machinery, fire, first aid and rescue, grain bin and grain wagons, hearing, lawn mowers and garden tractors, and semi-truck/trailer safety.

Registration fee is $10 per camper or $20 per family. Fee includes a t-shirt, lunch and materials.

Camp registration forms are available here. Completed forms are due into the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office by Friday, June 13.

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