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Bowman County FFA teaches about farm safety

Bowman County FFA chapter members visited the Bowman County third grade April 13 to conduct a classroom visit to focus on farm safety. 

FFA members performing a puppet show about farm safety.
FFA members performing a puppet show about farm safety.

By Brayden Miller | Bowman County FFA Reporter

Bowman County FFA chapter members visited the Bowman County third grade April 13 to conduct a classroom visit to focus on farm safety.

The theme of the visit was farm safety.  FFA members help to educate the Third graders about the hazards that are present on the farm from machinery, equipment, chemicals and livestock.  The FFA members helped to increase awareness with a puppet show with characters like Watch-It the Scarecrow, Cow Cud, Rocky Rooster and other farm animals.

Tim Fischer demonstrates grain entrapment for third grade students.
Tim Fischer demonstrates grain entrapment for third grade students.

FFA members also did a grain entrapment demonstration, by showing how a body could become completely covered in moving grain and your body could become trapped under the grain.  Members demonstrated how quickly moving grain can pull an object or person under and cause entrapment in seconds and talked about safety while working with grain.

Members also showed a video and had time for the students to ask questions of the members and talk about farm accidents that they knew about.  The main focus of the visit was to inform the kids that safety on the farm is important to everyone young or old and for everyone to be safe on the farm.

Brayden Miller is the Bowman County FFA Chapter Reporter.