Vermont youths invited to free farm safety day

Youths, ages 12 to 15, who live or work on farms are invited to attend farm safety training sessions, July 15, in South Burlington. The event is free and includes lunch.

The 2014 Youth Farm Safety Day will be held at the University of Vermont (UVM) Dairy Farm on Spear Street from 9am-4:30pm It is sponsored by the UVM Extension 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project.

The program is designed to help young people avoid injury on the farm and understand what to do should an accident or other farm emergency occur. Workshop sessions, arranged according to age of participants, will cover a range of topics including tractor and machinery safety, safe handling of livestock, farm fire safety, woodlot safety and basic farm first aid.

Advance registration is required by July 10. To register, visit

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Martha Manning, UVM Extension 4-H educator, at (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) or (802) 524-6501, ext. 449 by July 1.