ANN ARBOR, MI — Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations there is in this country, and it involves many families. Farms are great places for children to play, visit and work, but they can also be places where kids are injured or even killed.
In the U.S. every three days a child dies in an agriculture related incident and every day about 33 young people are injured in agriculture-related incidents.
It is very important that young people and adults are educated about the potential hazards on a farm so that they can be safe while working and playing around a farm and are better prepared if an accident does occur.
To help those who live and work on farms stay safe and learn the basics of farm safety, the Washtenaw County Farm Bureau and Washtenaw County 4-H program, in partnership with local Farm Bureau Insurance agents and the Manchester, Milan and Saline FFA Chapters, is hosting the Washtenaw Farm Safety Day.
This educational program will be held on Saturday, March 25 in Building G at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor.
Sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m. and the program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will be family focused and for all ages.
Topics to be covered include tractor safety, grain and wagon safety, animal safety, ATV safety, emergency preparedness, chemical safety and lawnmower safety.
Those interested in attending are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing WashtenawFarmSafetyDay@gmail.com. For more information please call 734-222-3815.