This year, the Youth Grant Committee recommended Tractor Safety, Agricultural Health, ATV Safety, and Animals / Livestock as focus areas. We were pleased to announce the following recipients and their projects:
AgriSafe Rural Neighbors Butler & Grundy Counties: ATV Safety for Youth. High school students will be trained in ATV safety so they can present ATV safety programs to middle school students.
Guthrie County Extension: Safety Awareness and Farm Education Training for Youth. An all day school enrichment program for area elementary school students will be provided.
Jefferson County Extension: Farm Safety Day Camp. A safety day camp will be offered during the Jefferson County Fair.
Kossuth FFA Farm Safety Chapter: Tractor Safety Certification Course. A tractor safety course will be provided for youth age 12-15 in Kossuth and neighboring counties.
Marion County Extension: Tractor Safety Certification Course. A tractor safety course will be provided for youth age 13-15 in Marion and surrounding counties.
Town & Country FS4JK: ATV/ Snowmobile Safety and Slow Moving Vehicle Awareness. Educational tools will be developed for use at area safety events in Franklin, Grundy and Hardin counties.
Ventura FFA: Ag Awareness Farm Safety Display. A farm safety display will be created to educate elementary school students.