Farm Safety in the Summer

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School is out, and many kids are helping with summer chores on the farm.  As youthful excitement mixes with day-to-day demands, safety becomes increasingly important.  What are you doing to keep your family safe?  These podcasts can help you get started in the home and on the farm.

AgriTalk- Jana Davidson

Involving kids in farm safety may be easier than you think.  Jana Davidson with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) shares how you can host a Farm Safety Day for your community. with  ready-to-go curriculum and mentoring from PAF.  As agriculture becomes more high-tech, so has the training, and curriculum ranges from tractor safety to cyber bullying.  When it comes to farm safety, one accident is too many.

AgriTalk- Libby Castillo, American Red Cross

Did you know the typical home fire allows only two minutes to exit safely?  Take time today to consider if your family is prepared with Libby Castillo of the American Red Cross.  Her volunteer-based program provides free smoke alarms and even comes door-to-door.  Learn tips on monthly smoke alarm maintenance, escape plans, and even cooking safety.

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