The Village of Cairo is a proud to help the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program celebrate its 20th Anniversary by conducting a Safety Day on July 30th at the Cairo Community Center in Cairo, Nebraska. This Safety Day is being planned for children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade and will focus on Seat Belt Safety, PTO Safety, Gun Safety, Blind Spot Safety, Bike Safety, Chemical Safety, Animal Safety, Fire Safety, Power Line Safety.
Each registered child receives a Bicycle Helmet, Progressive Ag T-Shirt and lunch served by the Cairo Community Foundation.
For the past 20 years, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program has continued the mission of providing education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.
From humble beginnings in 1995 with the introduction of 19 Safety Day Camps to achieving international recognition in present day with more than 400 Safety Days annually, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program is now recognized as the largest rural safety and health program for children in North America. During the program’s first year, a total of 2,800 participants and volunteers were reached throughout the South and Midwest and now the program impacts close to 110,000 annually. To date, more than 1.3 million children and adults have been impacted by the program.
In recognition of the 20 year milestone, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation has encouraged coordinators of Progressive Agriculture Safety Days to incorporate this achievement into their local programs in a variety of ways from participation in a 20th anniversary t-shirt design contest to sharing past success stories.
The success of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program has been made possible thanks to the generous and continued support of our international sponsors, as well as local sponsors including Farm Credit Services and BASF. Dedicated community volunteers are at the heart of the Safety Day program fulfilling a variety of roles and assuring children receive hands-on experiences in a variety of safety-related topics including ATV, electricity, fire, animal, and farm equipment safety.*
For more information about the Villages of Cairo’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®, please contact Charity Adams at 308-379-9119. Additional information can be found at http://www.progressiveag.org/
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