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Farm Safety Day registration is open to all area youth

Farm Safety Day demonstration of water safety

Accidents can happen in a split second, that's why it's never too young to start learning how to be situationally aware and safe. For over 30 years, University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Farm Bureau have been teaching area youth essential safety skills. This year's Farm Safety Day is on Tuesday, June 11th, from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Lewistown.

Kids ages 6 and up can learn valuable lessons about ATV safety, chemicals, cyber security, electricity, fire prevention, livestock encounters, poisonous plants, and weather preparedness. The event will culminate in a special presentation by the Gateway Sled Dog Club from St. Louis, Missouri.

Farm safety is for everyone! This free event is open to all youth ages 6 and up, regardless of residency or 4-H membership. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Pre-registration is required for all youth by May 20, 2024. Registered youth will receive a special gift at the conclusion of the event. Register online today to reserve your spot at .

Lunch and water will be provided.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Krista Gray at University of Illinois Extension Fulton County, 309-547-3711. 

This program is a partnership with Fulton and Mason Farm Bureaus, University of Illinois Extension, and 4-H.

PHOTO caption: Army Corps of Engineers with Bobber the Water Dog and friendswas the grand finale program at a recent Farm Safety Day. This year's grand finale will be Gateway Sled Dog Club from St. Louis, Missouri. Farm Safety Day is free and open to youth ages 6 and older. 

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.