Farm Safety Day



Russell Springs Fire Department allowed students to try on some of the gear firefighters use



Russell County Sheriff's Office talks to students about the importance of being safe around guns


Russell County EMS discusses ATV safety


Workers from the Kentucky Division of Forestry show students some of the equipment used

by the Forestry Service to stay safe when using chainsaws


4-H Agent Christy Martin and 4-H Program Assistant Sherri Coffey from the

Russell County Extension Office demonstrate how poisons can look like candy and other ordinary items


Students enjoy visiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's exhibit about

the importance of being safe around wild animals



Students were excited when PHI landed their helicopter to set up an exhibit about first aid


The importance of being cautious around lawnmowers was emphasized at the Lawnmower Safety Booth


Students listen as the presenter at a Tractor PTO exhibit explains the necessity

of being careful around farm implements


The Kentucky Department of Agriculture brought the Tractor Roll Over Protection demonstration, showing students what can happen to a person in a tractor roll over accident with and without the protection system.


During the lunch break, officers with the Russell County Sheriff's Office gave a K-9 demonstration

Photos by Sue Foley,

Russell Co. Extension Office


Farm Safety Day is a program focusing on providing elementary school students with information about safe practices when working on or visiting a farming operation.

2017 Farm Safety Day was held September 29 at the Russell County Fairgrounds for

3rd grade students in the Russell County School System.

The students visited many booths and exhibits relating to farm safety.

Thank you to all the individuals who assisted students during Farm Safety Day, and to those who gave presentations. Thank you to departments, agencies and businesses that gave monetary donations, or donated items for the students' goodie bags.