Rural Safety Day Set for August 24th

Ag/Outdoor, News

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Safety is important, no matter where you live. Officials with the Cass County Extension Service and Outreach invite area youth to join them for a Rural Safety Day on August 24th from 8:30 AM – 2 PM at the Cass County Fairgrounds. The event is free for all 4-6 graders in Cass County, who will learn how to keep themselves safe while working on or visiting a farm.

Youth will learn about first aid, safety around animals, unexpected hazards, electrical safety and much more. Lunch and resources will be provided by Cass County Extension and Outreach. Whether you’ve spent your entire life on the farm, occasionally visit friends or relatives on the farm, or have never set foot on a farm, there is something for everyone at Rural Safety Day.

To register, contact the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or xcass@iastate.edu before 4:30 PM on August 22nd. Youth will also need to have a health form on file with the Cass County Extension office to participate. These forms are available in the Extension office, or can be printed using the following link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/news/rural-saftey-day-set-august-24th.

This year’s Rural Safety Day will be full of hands-on fun and exploration. With the harvest season coming up and youth spending time outdoors in the cool fall weather, plan to attend this educational day for tips on staying safe this fall!  Make sure to register by August 22nd to be a part of this fun-filled day.