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Area 4th-graders to attend 21st Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® event Sept. 22

More than 500 fourth-graders from Warren, Allen and Edmonson counties will participate in the 21st annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® program on Sept. 22 at WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center.

The students will participate in nine educational safety sessions. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Partnership for Farm Family Health and Safety, Inc., in partnership with the South Central Area Health Education Center and the WKU Institute for Rural Health.

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®, is recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, provides training and resources for local communities to conduct one-day safety and health programs that are age-appropriate, hands-on, fun, and safe for children. The Kentucky Partnership was one of the original organizations involved in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® program.

The Kentucky Partnership Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® utilizes volunteers from many agencies including the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Allen County Sheriff’s Office, WRECC, volunteer fire departments, Jeff Holdcraft, WKU Institute for Rural Health, and WKU students in the Departments of Nursing, Public Health, Agriculture, and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

For information, contact Dr. Susan Jones, President of the Kentucky Partnership for Farm Family Health and Safety, Inc., at susan.jones@wku.edu or (270) 792-5165; or Catherine Malin, Health Programs Specialist, South Central AHEC, at catherine.malin@wku.edu or (270) 745-3325.

Contact: Catherine Malin, (270) 745-3325

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