Farm Safety Day participants
Jefferson-Lewis FFA Land Judging NYCAM Education Station
Progressive Ag Farm Safety Day™
Since 2000, the Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District has hosted its annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day TM for Lewis County 5th Graders. The purpose of the event is to educate children on the potential hazards that are found around the farm and home. This program also teaches the students how to incorporate the safe practices they learn into their everyday activities. Some of the workshops that the 5th Graders rotate through are Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Fire Safety, Water Safety, ATV Safety, Grain Safety, Animal Safety, Public Health, Mechanical Safety, Gun Safety and 911 Emergency Phone Procedures. This event would not be possible without the local volunteers who teach the workshops and chaperone the students as well as the area businesses and organizations who support this event through sponsorship.
For more information on Farm Safety Day ™ visit progressiveag.org.
Jefferson -Lewis FFA Land Judging-Soil test pit judging
2010 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day participants
Aaron Mayer giving a Safety Testimonial to students
Joe Staruck a representative for NYCAMH teaches students Mechanical Safety
FFA Land Judging
Each year LCSWCD organizes the FFA Land Judging Contest. High school students from Lewis County gather and rotate through several test pit stations that are previously dug on site. The students are then able to judge a variety of soils within different landscapes. In addition, an educational station is added each year with a different environmental focus.
Lewis/Jefferson County Students participating in the Land Judging Competition