Learn Safety Tips and Tricks in all Areas of Agriculture

Public invited to join for training in various safety fields in a free event!

The Morgan County Farm Bureau invites the public to Think F.A.S.T. – Farm & Ag Safety Training on Saturday, Aug. 11. The event will take place from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Lunch is provided, however reservations are required. Call 740-452-2356 or email [email protected] by Aug. 8.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is “Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities” and safety in all sectors of agriculture is a vital aspect in successful advancement. Attendees of Think F.A.S.T. can attend multiple 30-minute sessions of their choice. The session topics include safe use of lawn mowers, tractors and power take-off equipment, ATV’s and chainsaws, and safe practices in working with and hauling livestock and grain bins. Other sessions include sun safety, liability in the workplace, drug and alcohol awareness and a demonstration by Morgan County’s drug dog Atlas and Officer Ferguson.

Along with the sessions, all will be invited to the dedication of grain bin rescue equipment to be housed in local fire stations and afterwards attendees will enjoy lunch provided by the Morgan County Fairgrounds. During lunch, kids will be invited to participate in a Pedal Tractor Pull. Finally, the event ends with a Grand Finale Mock Farm Accident in the grandstands; during the mock accident, first responders, including MedFlight, will illustrate how they would handle an accident with a round baler.

For more information and make a reservation for Think F.A.S.T. – Farm & Ag Safety Training, please contact the Morgan County Farm Bureau office at 740-452-2356.