- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Farm life safety program offered across the country
Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/3/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
This year is the 16th time in the U.S. the Progressive Agriculture Foundation is holding its Safety Days events, which is sponsored in part by John Deere. These educational sessions are being held across the country and give younger students the chance to learn how to be injury-free while on a farm.
A number of Midwestern states will feature Safety Days Events, including those being held at the start of November in Illinois and Iowa. During the training events, students learn about a wide range of topics, including farm and lawn equipment.
The farm-life program is set up to cater to 8- to 13-year-old students, although some of the events offer educational outreach to a younger crowd. During the events, attendants are divided up into smaller groups, which are led by adults and teen volunteers.
While children who take part in farm life will benefit from keeping an eye on their own safety, adults have a responsibility to do so as well. Those driving ag equipment should ensure they know if young people are nearby.