Youth Farm Safety Events Spring 2012

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).

Want more information?
Interested in being a volunteer?

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.

Happy 2012!

If you want to receive regular Youth Farm Safety Project updates, please let us know: kristen.mullins@uvm.edu

 

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About Kristen C. Mullins

Kristen Mullins has been developing and implementing community-based educational programs for over 20 years. Her work with UVM Extension includes curricula and resource development for the Youth Farm Safety Project as well as coordinating the New Farmer Project’s Ground Work Program. Mullins previously worked for Vermont Works for Women where she was responsible for directing workforce development programs for women and girls.
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3 Responses to Youth Farm Safety Events Spring 2012

  1. Hi Peter,

    I hope you got my direct e-mail with the additonal information on the youth farm safety camps. Please let me know if you did not or have further questions. Thank you! kristen.mullins@uvm.edu

  2. Hi Deborah, I will be sure to put you on the Youth Farm Safety “e-mailing list.” Thanks for your comment and interest. Kristen

  3. Deborah Evans says:

    Please, keep me informed on women in ag and fruther training for women. Thank you.

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