Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

What is Progressive Agriculture Safety Day?

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days™ are as fun as they are educational. These one-day events teach children safety lessons that can keep them and those around them safe at home, or on a farm or ranch.

At a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day™, participants are divided into small groups of 10 to 15. These groups each have leaders who help the groups rotate between stations where specific topics are taught. To facilitate learning, program manuals contain safe, educational, age-appropriate, fun, hands-on activities, and demonstrations for a variety of topics. The small groups allow all children to participate. Dynamic local volunteer instructors are recruited to teach the topics from the lesson plans found in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day™ Activity Manual.

Progressive Ag Day 2018 Stats:

Together in 2018 the two events generated a total of 406 volunteers who served 3,936 hours. A total of 887 students attended from 14 School Districts

Past and Current Districts

Clarion County: A-C Valley, Clarion Area, Clarion- Limestone, Forest Area, Immaculate Conception, Keystone, North Clarion Area, Union and Redbank in Clarion County. Forest County also attended the Clarion Event.

Venango County: Cranberry, Franklin, Oil City, Valley Grove and St. Patrick’s.

What the Schools Provide

School districts provide transportation and lunches for students attending the event.

What the Students Receive

The Progressive Insurance Company provides the insurance and t-shirts. Students also received a baseball hat, plants, sun beads, first aid kits, and other educational materials to share with family members.

After Event Activity: We have a family activity planned as a follow-up to the day’s event.

GET INVOLVED

For more information on these events, become a sponsor, or volunteer, please contact Kelly Mong, Judy Wile, Krista Parsons or Joyce Fosdick. Keystone SMILES:

814.797.2127 Extension: 226

smilessafetyday@smilesamericorps.org

Examples of Past Safety Day Topics

ATV Safety

Animal Safety

Big Equipment Safety

Chemical Safety

Dental Care

Dog Bites/Obedience

Disabilities

Disaster Prep

Drugs and Alcohol

Electrical Safety

Farm Equipment Safety

Fire Safety

First Aid

Gardening

Grains (Food)

Grain Bins and Wagons

Gun Safety

Hearing Safety

Hidden Hazards

Safe Animal Handling

Lawn Equipment Safety

Planting (Conservation)

Safety House

Sun Safety

Traumatic Brain Injury

Tractor Rollover

Tractor Safety


Each year, Keystone SMILES, Safe Kids Clarion Venango, community volunteers and AmeriCorps members and other resources for the event are generated for students to attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Days in Clarion and Venango Counties of PA.