On June 16th, 2016 more than 400 Oswego County students participated in the 14th Annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek. This event is designed for fifth graders and includes the following topics: 911 Emergency Phone Calls, ATV Safety, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, First Aid, Lawnmower Safety, and Mechanical Safety. The goal of the event is to prevent farm and home injuries and deaths by educating children about safety related hazards and how to avoid them. Every participant received a t-shirt and an activity book.
Each class went to five different stations during the course of the program. There was one group presentation for all participants and it covered PTO (power take-off) safety.
The program was coordinated by the SWCD, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, Oswego County Farm Bureau, and State Farm Insurance. Exelon Generation was the primary sponsor. National Grid was the secondary sponsor and Cazenovia Equipment donated the use of farm machinery for the PTO demonstration.