2017-07-13 / News

Farm Safety Camp teaches lessons to 120 children from Lincoln, Wilkes


A Bus Safety Class was taught by Lyn Aycock and Fred Scott, both of Lincolnton, at the Farm Safety Camp recently. A Bus Safety Class was taught by Lyn Aycock and Fred Scott, both of Lincolnton, at the Farm Safety Camp recently. The 2017 Farm Safety Camp plan­ning committee has issued a tremen­dous ‘thank you’ to everyone who volunteered their time, made contri­butions and great efforts to make this year’s camp a huge success, accord­ing to Chairman Blake Thompson. The children participated in various classes held at the Woodruff-McGill Ag Center where they learned about fire safety, electrical safety, boating safety, bus safety, gun safety, large animal safety, ATV safety, and also saw a full milking demonstration on a live dairy cow.

The camp had 120 young people from Wilkes and Lincoln Counties to participate in all the educational classes and programs the camp offered with the help of 50 adult volunteer leaders.

The 2017 planning commit­tee was made up of a cooperative group effort from the Wilkes and Lincoln County Cooperative Exten­sion Agencies, Wilkes and Lincoln County Farm Service Agency, Rayle Electric Membership Corporation, AG Georgia Farm Credit, Washing­ton Fire Department, Wilkes County Young Farmers, Wilkes County Farm Bureau, Wilkes County EMS, and other individuals interested in the safety of young people.

This year’s camp was made pos­sible through the support and spon­sorship of the following businesses and organizations:

Ag Georgia Farm Credit; An­derson Insurance; Andrews Quick Lube; Benjamin Edwards Insurance; Broad River Soil and Water Conser­vation; F&M Bank; Farmers State Bank; First Franklin Insurance; GA Department of Natural Resources; Integrative Detention Health Ser­vices; Kettle Creek; Kiwanis Club of Washington; Lazy L Farm; Lincoln County Soil and Water Conserva­tion; Lincoln County Cattlemen’s Association; Lincoln County Farm Bureau; Moore Cattle Company; North East Georgia Livestock; Op­timist Club of Washington; Palmer Equipment Co. Inc.; Poss Ace Hard­ware; Rayle EMC; Smith Farm Sup­ply; Southeast United Dairy Industry Assn.; Washington Fire Department; Washington Mini Storage; Washing­ton Rotary Club; Wilkes and Lincoln County Extension Offices; Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association; Wilkes County EMS; Wilkes County Farm Bureau; Wilkes County Sher­riff Department; Wilkes County Stock Yard; Wilkes County Young Farmers; Wilkes Lincoln Farm Ser­vice Agency; Wilkes Telephone and Electric; Wills Memorial Hospital; and Woodmen of the World

“In closing, we would like to thank the parents, volunteers, and spon­sors for giving us the opportunity to teach the children in our county about farm safety,” Thompson said. “We hope all the children increased their knowledge and awareness of potential hazards to them as they work, play, and visit on farms.”

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