Stillwater News Press

Q5 Interviews

June 28, 2014

Q5: Farm safety focus of kids event

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Payne County 4-H extension office will be hosting Farm Safety Day this week. Pre-registration was required. Extension educator Brenda Brantley talks about the event.

1 What is the importance of holding a farm safety day?

For many children, the farm is a home, a playground and a place where they do chores. Teaching them how to take some of the responsibility for their own safety on the farm is the subject for Farm Safety Day. Farm Safety Day is as fun as it is educational for the kids. Each year, many children are killed or injured on America’s farms and ranches. Farm Safety Day is a one-day event that teaches children lessons that help keep them and their family or friends safe or aware of the dangers around them.

2 What sort of things will participants learn about?

During the safety days, children participate in interactive activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends. Hands-on demonstrations teach participants lifesaving first aid techniques and reveal the hidden hazards of the surroundings. However, not all of the activities have to do with things that could happen on the farm.

3 How does the program benefit older children as group leaders?

Group leaders benefit just as much as the kids do because they are learning the same new information. Beyond that, serving as a leader helps the older participants with their leadership and team building experience. These experiences become very valuable in life skills as they become older. As group leaders they assist the younger children with hands on activities and getting them to all of their workshop stations, along with overseeing all the safety aspects with all the children involved.


4 When and where will the program be held?

The program will be on July 1 at the Payne County Expo Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Q5 Interviews
Buy & Share Photos
NewsPress e-Edition
NewsPress Specials
AP Video
Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob
Must Read