Farm Safety Field Day set for August 

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And as the harvest begins to approach, several Rice County and Southern Minnesota organizations are coming together for an event to promote farm safety. 

As a follow up to the winter Farm Safety Seminar, the University of Minnesota Extension, the City of Faribault Fire Department, and the Community Co-op in Faribault will host a farm safety field day for local farmers and ag professionals on Wednesday, August 10. This hands-on educational event will be held at the Rice County 4-H Building on the fairgrounds  

The Faribault Fire Department first responders and UMN Extension Educators will demonstrate the proper use of fire extinguishers, trauma first aid kits, and show the use and calibration of gas monitors. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice using these items and to receive free fire extinguishers, first aid materials, and gas monitors.  

According to a statement released by the University of Minnesota Extension, this project is funded by a Seeds for Stewardship grant through CHS and the Faribault Community Co-op. The goal of the event, the statement read, is to help prevent farm accidents through education and the use of safety equipment.  

The Farm Safety Fild Day will run from Noon until 2pm.  Lunch will be provided at no cost 

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Claire LaCanne at lacanne@umn.edu or call 507-332-6165. 

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