The Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Home and Farm Safety Day is a half-day program intended to teach students about being safe at home and on the farm. The participating schools had four stations that the fifth graders rotated through. Each station covered a different safety topic such as ATV safety, being safe in the woods, chainsaw safety, dog safety, PTO safety, lawnmower safety, hidden hazards, and safety around ticks. Volunteers from around the county volunteered their time to talk with these students about important aspects of being safe in many different scenarios. The volunteers were very inventive in creating ways to actively engage the fifth graders.
The success of the Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Home and Farm Safety Day was due in large part to the generous support of many local organizations, businesses, and volunteers. It is coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County and Oswego County Farm Bureau. The Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Home and Farm Safety Day planning committee is grateful to Luna Sharp Elementary, Sandy Creek Elementary, Lanigan Elementary and Dennis M. Kenney Middle School for their participation. The local sponsors for this event were Constellation, Stewart Shops, and Oswego County Farm Bureau. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County would like to thank all the local sponsors and volunteers for their contribution to this longstanding event.
Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Home and Farm Safety Day is one example of the school enrichment programs provides by the Oswego County 4-H Program. Learn more about the Oswego County 4-H Program by visiting https://thatscooperativeextension.org/4-h-youth. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.