Time for announcements from the Youth Farm Safety Project Corner!
Interested in Being a Tractor Safety Instructor for Young Operators?
Liz Kenton, out of the Brattleboro Extension Office, is coordinating a statewide training for adults who either want to teach tractor safety or already do teach tractor safety to young operators. The training is scheduled for February 1st and will take place in Montpelier.
Those who complete this training can receive administrative and curricular support for their tractor safety courses through 4-H and can join a growing community of tractor safety instructors.
If you’re interested, here’s the link for more information or to sign up. Hurry though – registration is only open for one more week.
If you would prefer to talk to Liz about the training, feel free to call (802) 257-7967 ext. 308 or e-mail her at Liz.Kenton@uvm.edu
Next up and coming soon!
Youth Farm Safety Mini-Camps
Spring & Summer 2012
These fun, two-day camps are for young people from 12-16 years old. Topic areas include tractor safety, ATV safety, livestock safety, hand harvesting/field work safety, first aid for young farm workers, and chainsaw and woodlot safety.
Each camp provides an overview of general farm safety as well as in-depth, hands-on training in one or more of the topic areas. So students can come to one camp or broaden their skills by attending all four!
Generous scholarships will be available. And you’ll find us in the north (Derby), the south (Reading), the west (Burlington), and the east (Randolph).
Feel free to call me (Kristen Mullins) at (802) 656-2034 or e-mail at Kristen.Mullins@uvm.edu.
Registration for all camps will begin in early February.
Until then, you can look for the Youth Farm Safety Project at the Farm Show on January 25th – as part of the Farm to School Awareness activities. We’ll also be at Champlain Valley Equipment’s Open House in St. Albans on February 29th.
If you want to receive regular Youth Farm Safety Project updates, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org