One child dies every three days from ag-related injuries in the U.S. Thirty-three kids are
seriously injured on the farm daily.
Teaching rural children how to work and play safely is what Farm Safety Camp is all about.
DeKalb County’s Farm Safety Camp is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Jonamac Orchard in rural Malta. The camp is open to rural children ages 8 to 12 years.
Children will learn how to recognize potential dangers present in the country and around the farm and develop respect for these hazards in interactive sessions. The sessions will focus on 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. Qualified local experts will discuss important messages at each of the 12 safety stations positioned outdoors around the orchard.
Camp hosts are Mary Lynn, Jerry, Kevin and Denice McArtor and Mike and Jenna Spychal.
Registration forms for camp are now available at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office, or online here, or from 4-H leaders. Forms are due into the Farm Bureau office by Friday, June 1. Registration fee is $10 per camper or $20 per family. Fee includes a t-shirt, lunch and materials.
Farm Safety Camp is being sponsored by the DeKalb County Farm Bureau with support from the COUNTRY Financial DeKalb Agency and Conserv FS in cooperation with local businesses and organizations. For more information, contact the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office, 815-756-6361.
Registration deadline is June 1st so get your reservations in today. Farm Safety Camp Registration here!