CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — There are many challenges in farming today: increasing government regulations, falling milk and commodity prices, uncertain labor supply, just to mention a few. But the most daunting daily challenge may be keeping everyone on the farm safe! In 2010 in New York State alone there were 27 farm fatalities and an estimated 2417 ambulance calls related to farm injuries and accidents.
To address safety on the farm and in the home, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County is partnering with the New York Center for Agriculture Health and Medicine (NYCAMH), Ontario County Farm Bureau, local ag businesses, fire departments to put together an Ag Safety Day for the whole family. Progressive Publication has been sponsoring Ag Safety Days for over 20 years nationally and it is time to bring the event to Ontario County.
The date is 8-18-18 at the New York Steam Engine Pageant Ground, 3349 Gehan Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Check-in is at 9:00 am. It will end around 3:00 pm with a dramatic rescue demonstration. Registration required by July 16, 2018. There will be a variety of demonstrations on family and farm safety including: PTO entanglement demonstration by NYCAMH; Grain Bin Rescue Tube demonstration by Benton Fire Department; Bicycle Safety, Bicycle Rodeo, and Kids Safe ID by Ontario County Sheriff’s office; a Fire Extinguisher demonstration by Hopewell Fire Department and Fire Prevention Trailer; ATV and UTV Safety Instructor presentation; First Aid and CPR Demonstrations by the Ontario Public Health Office; Ontario County Dairy Princess and court with interactive fun activities; and others.
The day includes free lunch for everyone and a free t-shirt to all youth who pre-register by July 16, 2018. Come join your friends and neighbors for a day of educational safety demonstrations for the whole family, it could save your life!!
All youth must have a registration/release form signed by a parent. Space is limited, so sign up the whole family today! Registration/release forms are available at the Farm implement dealers, the 4-H Office, Tractor Supply Company, and Country Max and Ontario CCE website: www.cceontario.org Form needs to be mailed to Cornell Cooperative Extension, Attn: Farm Safety, 480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424 by July 16, 2018! A confirmation will be sent by email when we receive your registration. Questions? Call 585-394-3977 x429 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org The Progressive Ag Day site: https://www.progressiveag.org/WhatWeDo.cgi
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
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