The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee hosted its second-annual safety day June 3 at the OKFB home office in Oklahoma City.
More than 60 students in grades 5-9 from around the state attended the one-day event, learning safe practices and habits both on the farm and off.
“Our women’s committee is proud to host this event because we know these students are involved in so many activities during the summer months,” said Kitty Beavers, OKFB WLC state chairman. “We know the lessons that Farm Bureau’s safety staff and our partners teach stick with our students because the kids get to actively participate in the event.”
OKFB staff presented lessons on fire safety, DUI prevention, ATV safety and tractor safety. Safety staff from OG&E taught students the need to be aware of electrical lines and infrastructure, and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office demonstrated the importance of seatbelt use with the department’s rollover prevention cage.
During each session, students learned appropriate safety techniques through hands-on activities and live demonstrations.
The OKFB WLC hosts their annual safety day early in the summer in an effort to help students be safety aware during their summer activities and beyond.