The Roland-Story Agriculture Department/FFA chapter in cooperation with Van Wall and Brent Larson of Story City, recently hosted their 40th annual Agriculture Farm Safety Camp for all third-graders at the elementary school.
The camp was designed to give the third-grade students further insights in being safe when visiting a farm.
“The topics that the high school students picked out and prepared for are very relevant and should serve as a reminder to any student who visits a farm about being safe,” said Brad Taylor, R-S agriculture instructor. “We had 56 high school students working with the 80 third-graders and each did an excellent job of using communication skills to get their points across on how to be safe.”
Chairing this year’s committee was Mason Thomas. Topics that students identified and prepared for included: lawn mowers — riding and push as well as weed whips and safety gear; grain safety involving combines, grain vaccums and grain carts; tractors safety involving PTO dangers; small and large farm animal care with sheep, goats and horses; pets including dogs, cats, hedge hogs, hamsters, turtles, ferrets and rabbits; first aid treatment and fishing/casting.