UVM Extension Hosts Farm Safety Day for Youths
- By Kristen Mullins
Randolph Center--A full day of farm safety workshops for youths, ages 12 to 15, is planned for July 27 in Randolph Center.
University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project and Vermont Technical College (VTC) are collaborating on this hands-on youth farm safety training. It will be held on the VTC campus and will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The workshops, arranged according to age of participants, will be taught by UVM Extension, 4-H and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets staff and Vermont Career and Technical Center instructors.They are designed to help youths who live or work on farms to stay safe around tractors, machinery, livestock and woodlots and to understand the basics of fire safety and farm first aid including what to do in farm emergencies.
Registration is $10 and covers lunch. Registrations must be received by July 16. To register, visit http://www.uvm.edu/extension/4-Hevents. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Kristen Mullins, UVM Extension Youth Farm Safety Coordinator, at (802) 656-2034 or toll-free at (800) 571-0668 by July 13.