May 6, 9am–6amWhere
Morrow County Fairgrounds Mt. Gilead, OH
Each year, youths across Ohio enjoy learning about how to protect themselves from rural hazards through Farm Safety Day Camps. The camps are a collaborative sponsorship of Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Farm Bureau, Our Ohio and the Ohio 4-H Foundation.
Farm Safety Day Camps offer communities valuable lessons about farm dangers through educational sessions that focus on rural safety. The 2011 camping season currently includes seven camps scheduled around the state.
The educational sessions help students understand why there are rules, how quickly equipment and livestock react, and what to do in emergency situations. In addition to the educational sessions, campers and staff have fun together by interacting with one another, all in an effort to be reminded of safety.
Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program, housed in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE), is a nationally recognized center of excellence for educational Extension programming and agricultural safety and health research.
For more information, see http://agsafety.osu.edu/ash/programs/day_camps.html or contact Becky Barker, 419-947-1070.