University of Vermont

Registration Now Open for Farm Safety Day Camps

Burlington--University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H invites all young people, ages 10 to 16, to attend Youth Farm Safety Camp, offered at two locations in July.

Camps are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 9 at the Carson Farm in Newbury (187 Montebello Rd.) and July 12 at the Lanphear Farm, Hyde Park (1141 State Rte. 100). There is no cost to attend, and lunch is included.

Workshops throughout the day will cover a range of topics including ATV and farm equipment safety, hearing and eye protection, fire safety and basic first aid. Participants also will learn how to use a fire extinguisher and different methods of administering injections to livestock.

The deadline to register is July 2. Interested youths may sign up for either session at http://go.uvm.edu/farmsafetyday. Anyone who registers by the deadline will receive a free t-shirt.

If needing a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Martha Manning, UVM Extension 4-H educator, toll-free at (800) 639-2130 or (802) 524-6501, ext. 449 by June 15.