Students taught how to avoid dangers during Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Published: Sep. 28, 2017 at 4:28 PM CDT
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This story is of particular interest to farm families. If your pickup or tractor rolled over, would you know what to do?

You would if you attended the 22nd Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at WKU's Ag Expo Center Thursday. More than 600 fourth-graders from Warren, Allen, and Edmonson counties rotated through nine different 15-minute sessions, covering topics such as chemical, fire, sun, tractor, and roadway safety. They even promoted ATV safety.

"And the proper equipment," said Nicole Walters, "and how to properly ride it, ATV, the proper ages and such."

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Days is recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.

More than 100 volunteers, students, and faculty from WKU helped teach the students how to stay safe on the farm.