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Annual farm safety day held in Primghar

By Staff | May 30, 2016
A Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn second-grader is turning a crank to generate electricity and cause the bulb to light up red.
At LEFT - Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn youths are trying to identify which product is a chemical and which is a liquid that they consume, for example, is it red Kool-Aid or a cleaning agent?
A Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn second-grader is pulling on the rope to determine how much weight he could pull if someone was submerged in grain.

Iowa State University Extension in O’Brien County hosted its annual Farm Safety Day for second-grade students on May 13 at the O’Brien County Fairgrounds in Primghar. Ninety-six second grade students from area public and private schools attended the event, where they discovered a variety of agriculture safety guidelines.

“During Farm Safety Day, we went over grain, chemical, machinery, electrical and animal safety,” said Sarah Fiddelke, O’Brien County youth coordinator. “We hope these reminders will help them make the right choice when on the farm, around livestock, or in situations dealing with electricity.” Safety presentations were given by 33 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and South O’Brien FFA members, as well as North West REC. Farm Bureau and Baum Harmon Hospital, of Primghar, also helped sponsor the event.

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