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North Dakota elementary school features farm equipment safety

Friday, May 7, 2010

Safety was the subject of a recent program at a North Dakota elementary school.
Safety was the subject of a recent program at a North Dakota elementary school.

Safety around farm equipment, especially when it involves children, should be on the mind of any producer who has kids.

It is also being explored by some schools, such as North Dakota's Burlington Elementary. According to a story from KFYR, 300 students at the school were taught about farm safety, including the use of helmets and how to spot hazards.

In all, 11 different stations were features, as were members of local emergency services, who gave speeches about safety.

"It's really important that we`re heightening awareness of the dangers out there on safety," Tess Bossert, who is with the school district, told the television station.

Farmers and ranchers can take their own steps to make sure children are safe in their fields. For example, young people should never ride on a piece of farm equipment. Furthermore, producers should make sure their grain bins are secured.

While using farm equipment, operators should make sure they take note if any young people are in the area. They should also take care when driving their equipment on the road and make sure their equipment is properly marked with a slow-moving-vehicle sign.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19765020-ADNFCR

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