4-H Saskatchewan is coming to Ag in Motion this summer in a big way with an interactive Farm Safety Pavilion and 4-H Farm Safety Day.
On Thursday, July 21, the Farm Safety Pavilion on 5th Street will be home to the 4-H Farm Safety Day as well as ongoing farm safety stations all three days of the show. Youth and their families have the chance to visit several organizations to learn more about safety both on and off the farm.
Farm safety exhibits will be open for the entire show and the program will finish with the exciting 4-H Farm Safety Day taking place in the pavilion on the afternoon of Ag in Motion’s last day.
Thursday is 4-H Farm Safety Day
Youth aged nine to 14 years old can register for this free after- noon program taking place at Ag in Motion. Participants will listen to captivating speakers sharing their stories, work through hands-on stations surrounding common hazards on the farm (i.e. electrical safety, fire safety, machinery safety) and end the day watching a demonstration of emergency response teams responding to a mock emergency scenario.
According to 4-H Saskatchewan, the program’s goals are to build awareness of safety issues on the farm and to empower youth with knowledge to act in an emergency.
4-H Saskatchewan is pleased to be working with several part- ners for 4-H Farm Safety Day: Ag in Motion, Saskatchewan Safety Council, Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agricul- ture, STARS Air Ambulance, War Amps and the Canadian Agricul- tural Safety Association.
Senior members and adults, ages 16 and up can join in too. Safety Ambassadors (SAs) will lead groups of participants through the stations. This is a special volunteer opportunity for senior 4-H members, parents and leaders.
Safety is important on and off the farm. The 4-H Farm Safety Pavilion will be open all three days of Ag in Motion from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday’s special 4-H Farm Safety Day kicks off at noon and runs until 4:30 p.m.
Registration is free and open to 4-H members as well as friends aged nine to 14 years old. More information and registration forms are available here.