Youth Farm Safety Days Planned for July

BURLINGTON – A free farm safety day will be offered at two locations in July for youths, 10-16.

The 2022 Youth Farm Safety Days are scheduled for July 14, at the J & R Family Farm in Troy and July 18, at the Newmont Farm in Bradford. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes lunch. Youths may register for either session at go.uvm.edu/safety. The deadline to register and receive a free safety vest is June 30. If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Martha Manning at (802) 524-6501, ext. 449, or (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) or martha.manning@uvm.edu by June 24.

Four hands-on workshops will be offered. These will focus on proper operation of fire extinguishers, ATV/UTV and farm equipment safety, safe handling of livestock and basic farm first aid.

Farm Safety Days are sponsored by University of Vermont Extension 4-H in collaboration with the Northeast Agriculture Education Foundation and Cooperative Insurance Companies, Middlebury.