Registration Forms Now Available for Progressive Ag Safety Day

Safety Day Is a Fun Learning Event for Kids Entering Kindergarten through Seventh Grade

Registration forms are now available for Progressive Agriculture Safety Day set for Thursday, Aug. 3, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. This year’s Safety Day is the 20th annual event for the local chapter of Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is open to area children who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades in the fall. The registration deadline is July 27. Registration fee is $5 per child or $10 per family, and includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt and a goody bag. After the July 27 deadline, the registration will increase to $7 per child with no family discount.

Safety Day is not just for “farm kids,” organizers said. Safety Day is designed to provide safety information helpful to all children, whether or not they will ever be on a farm.

Through hands-on activities, participants learn to prevent incidents and reduce the extent of injuries if incidents do occur. Safety Day stresses the importance of children taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules, and sharing safety tips with their family and friends. Participants rotate through eight safety sessions and demos. Safety Day will include a lunch-time program and a special closing program featuring a mock accident.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is organized by Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. It is made possible by Progressive Agriculture, and the donations of area businesses and organizations.

Registration forms are available at Nebraska Extension-Jefferson County, 517 F St., Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center, 2200 H St., Fairbury, and Jefferson Community Health & Life Fairbury Clinic, 825 22nd St., Fairbury. You can also download the registration form here: 2017 Safety Day registration form  Registration forms will also be available at the Jefferson County Fair. If your business or event would like to have registration forms available, please notify Lana Likens at 402-729-6855.

Registrations should be returned to the Extension office or Jefferson Community Health & Life with the registration fee.

Anyone who needs more information on Progressive Agriculture Safety Day should call the Nebraska Extension office in Jefferson County at 402-729-3487, or Coordinator Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at 729-6855.