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Free Youth Farm Safety Day to be held in Bradford

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BURLINGTON – The 2023 Youth Farm Safety Day will be held July 11 for children, ages 10 to 16, interested in learning about farm safety through fun, hands-on activities.

The free event, which includes lunch, will be held at the Newmont Farm, a large Holstein dairy and pumpkin farm in Bradford, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to both farm and non-farm kids from Vermont and neighboring states.

Workshops will cover safe handling of livestock, proper operation of a fire extinguisher and tractor, ATV/UTV and farm equipment safety. Participants also will learn basic farm first aid and assemble a first aid kit to take home.

The deadline to register is July 3. Everyone who signs up in advance will receive a free safety vest.

To register, go to go.uvm.edu/farmsafety23. If requiring language interpretation, translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate, call Martha Manning at (802) 656-7621 or (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only), or email her at martha.manning@uvm.edu by July 3.