Extension Agency hosts Safety Day


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Officer Sharon Diaz of the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office explains to children about personal safety.


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A representative from NC State University presents on lawnmower safety at a special event hosted by the Yadkin County Extension Agency.


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Children learn ATV safety from presenters from the Agromedicine Institute.


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Yadkin County Fire Marshal Ricky Leonard puts on a magic show at a special program on safety hosted by the Yadkin County Extension Agency.


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Yadkin County Cooperative Extension recently hosted a Progressive Ag Safety Camp at the Lone Hickory Arena. The mission of the Progressive Ag Safety Days is to provide education, training and resources to make farm and rural life safer for children and their communities.

The Progressive Ag Safety Day Program is the largest rural safety and health education program in North America. Lone Hickory Arena hosted the event which was sponsored by Yadkin County Farm Bureau, Cheek Farm, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Yadkin County 4-H.

Presenters included representatives from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Marshal, Yadkinville Fire Department, NC State University, Yadkin County Human Services Department, NC Agromedicine Institute, and Surry Yadkin Electric.

Topics included: ATV Safety, Firearm and Personal Safety, High Voltage and Electric Safety, Fire Safety, Tractor/PTO and Chemical Safety.

Both adults and youth participated in the event. Positive outcomes included increased knowledge about how to be safe and what to do in the case of an emergency.

Officer Sharon Diaz of the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office explains to children about personal safety.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Safety-Day-1-1-.jpgOfficer Sharon Diaz of the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office explains to children about personal safety. Submitted photos

A representative from NC State University presents on lawnmower safety at a special event hosted by the Yadkin County Extension Agency.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Safety-Day-2.jpgA representative from NC State University presents on lawnmower safety at a special event hosted by the Yadkin County Extension Agency. Submitted photos

Children learn ATV safety from presenters from the Agromedicine Institute.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Safety-Day-3-1-.jpgChildren learn ATV safety from presenters from the Agromedicine Institute. Submitted photos

Yadkin County Fire Marshal Ricky Leonard puts on a magic show at a special program on safety hosted by the Yadkin County Extension Agency.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Safety-Day-4.jpgYadkin County Fire Marshal Ricky Leonard puts on a magic show at a special program on safety hosted by the Yadkin County Extension Agency. Submitted photos

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