Nearly 200 area 6th graders gathered in Crookston, Minnesota on Friday for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Students learned about a range of safety topics, including grain handling, first aid, PTOs and lawnmower safety.
Safety Day Coordinator Carrie Bergquist said the goal is to provide education and training to make farms, ranches and rural communities safer. “Roughly 38 children are injured in ag-related incidents every day. The medical costs average around $1.4 billion a year. Our ultimate goal is no child become injured or die in farm or rural related activities.”
Bergquist hopes the students will share the day’s lessons with their family and friends.