Progressive Agriculture Safety Day set May 20 in Denton

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 20-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Jessica Kimbro, 940-349-2882, Jessica.Kimbro@ag.tamu.edu

DENTON –The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Denton County and others will present a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for youth from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The cost is $5 per child, which covers lunch, snacks, event speakers, a T-shirt and bag of safety materials.

“This fun-filled day, presented by the Denton County Ag Committee, is open to third- through fifth-graders,” said Jessica Kimbro, AgriLife Extension agent for 4-H youth development, Denton County. “Event activities will include demonstrations and discussions on several safety-related topics.”

Kimbro said topics will include ATV, vehicle, farm equipment, lawn equipment, fire, electricity, food, chemical, water and sun safety. There will also be instruction on emergency response and a mobile learning barn.

To register, complete the registration and release and consent forms at http://bit.ly/2pFF4QI. Return or mail the completed forms with payment to: AgriLife Extension Denton County, 401 W. Hickory St., Suite 125, Denton, Texas 76201. Make checks out to Ag Demo Fund.

The deadline for registration is May 17. Space is limited to the first 250 who register, so attendees are requested to complete and return the forms as soon as possible.

For more information, call 940-349-2894.

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