The Youth Grant Committee recommended tractor safety, ATV safety, rural health, and water safety as focus areas. We are pleased to announce the following recipients for 2005 and their projects:
Adair County Wing Walkers 4-H Club: Farm Safety Scavenger Hunt. The 4-H Club will present hands-on farm safety demonstrations in the Adair County 4th grade classrooms, followed by a farm safety scavengerhunt on a local farm.
AgriSafe Rural Neighbors, Butler, Franklin and Grundy Counties: ATV Safety. A photo contest for 4-H and FFA members will provide the safe ATV images to develop a 12-month ATV safety calendar. Calendars will then be distributed to farm families with youth to provide a daily reminder of the 12 rules of ATV safety.
Clarke County Extension: Clarke County Agricultural Safety Training. This collaborative project between Clarke County Extension and the Osceola Vocational Agricultural program will provide safety education for students in grades K-8. The project will also provide tractor and farm safety certification for youth.
Keosauqua FFA: Tractor Talk. This project involves the construction of a display box that provides hands-on learning about tractor safety. The display box will be used at area farm safety day programs and at other local events.
Orange City Health System: ATV Safety Awareness Program. An ATVSafety Institute certified instructor will present information at three area middle school assemblies, reaching over 1000 students. The project will also include display boards and protective equipment to be shown at the assemblies and at local events.
Sioux County Extension/Dordt College/Sioux Center Community Hospital and Health Center AgriSafe Department: Tractor and Farm Equipment Safety and Certification. This certification course is aimed at youth from Sioux County and surrounding counties. Participants will develop skills by participating in hands-on instruction with tractors and farm equipment, as well as learn basic farm safety.
Washington County Extension Service: Tractor and Farm Machinery Course. Following the certification course, an interactive display will be created and used at local events to educate youth and adults about tractor and farm machinery safety.
Wright County Agricultural Extension District: Mid-Iowa Day Camp for Agricultural Youth Safety. A collaborative effort between four ISU County Extension offices, this agricultural safety day camp will reach youth in grades 4-7 from a four county area.