Students at Lehman Catholic will learn about farm safety on April 29. Meghan Bennett, Cargill outreach coordinator, will teach kids about various hazards in rural areas, including livestock and environmental safety from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
“Even if these students don’t live on a farm they probably know someone who does,” Bennett said. “They need to understand how to behave and react to the animals cues.”
Bennett partners with Farm Safety For Just Kids to offer safety education for youth. Farm Safety For Just Kids was founded 25 years ago by an Iowa farm wife after the death of her son in a gravity flow grain wagon accident. The organization promotes a safe farm environment to prevent injuries and death by educating our youth.
“Cargill is proud of our 25 year relationship with Farm Safety 4 Just Kids“ said Fred Oelschlaeger, Farm Service Group leader with Cargill AgHorizons.”
We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Farm Safety 4 Just Kids to help keep our most valuable resource —our kids — safe on the family farm.”