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"FARMSAFE FOR KIDZ" Annual Poster Contest

The George Fuller Memorial Fund through NYCAMH (The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health) is sponsoring the 27th Annual FARMSAFE FOR KIDZ Poster contest.  The initial contest was held in 1990, a spin-off of the Iowa based Farm Safety 4 Just Kids program.  Monies from a fund established by Mrs. George Fuller from Cohocton, NY, in memory of her husband who suffered a farm fatality, were used to provide ribbons and cash awards for the competition.

All 4-H members and area youth are eligible to participate if they live in Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego or Schoharie County.  Poster entries can be taken to the Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 or to the NYCAMH office in Fly Creek on or before Thursday, July 5th, 2018.

This year, NYCAMH's theme will be "Water Safety", which will focus on Farmstead, Farm and Recreation. These areas are hazards when living on the farm.

Prizes will be awarded Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Dairy Show tent during the Annual Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show.  All entries will receive a ribbon and a small gift.  Poster Contest winners will be selected from three age groups - Ages 8 and under, Ages 9-12, and Ages 13 and older.  Points will be awarded for safety message, originality and neatness. Posters must be 22" X 28" in size on 6 ply poster board.  Please complete the entry form below and attach it to the back of the poster.

Winning posters will be awarded monetary prizes and ribbons.  Winning poster entries will be displayed at the Farmers' Museum Harvest Festival in September 15-16th, 2018 and in the home school district of the winners during National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 16-22nd.  

Prior to the poster prize presentations, staff from NYCAMH will lead the group in   a discussion and activity about safe spaces on the farm.        For further information, please contact NYCAMH (The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health) at 1-800-343-7527 or your local 4-H Educator or Print out a registration form at http://www.nycamh.org/news/?id=653. NYCAMH is a program of Bassett Healthcare promoting safe and healthy farming, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY. 

Print entry form here.

Play It Safe Game

Play It Safe is an educational game designed by NYCAMH to reinforce farm safety practices in a fun, competitive atmosphere. Topics in the game include:

  • machinery safety
  • chemical safety
  • animal handling
  • emergency management
  • personal protective equipment

Teams earn points for correct answers and the team with the most points wins!

Features

  • 2 to 50 people can play
  • Age range is 10 to adult
  • Ideal for playing in a classroom or around the kitchen table
  • Questions and answers have been reviewed by farm safety and health experts.

Goal

The goal of the game it to increase the farm family's ability to recognize and avoid farm hazards.

For More information on Play It Safe

Contact us: 800.343.7527

Youth Farm Safety Activities and Trainings

Youth farm safety activities are available to 4-H agricultural clubs, high school and college agriculture classes, Mennonite schools and other youth groups. Activities facilitated by a NYCAMH safety trainer can include presentations at farm safety days, on-farm safety surveys or trainings, tractor/machinery operator classes coordinated by county Cooperative Extension 4-H programs, and the Play-it-Safe Farm Safety Challenge Game.

For more information contact us at 800.343.7527

Farm Hazard Display Board

This display is used at outreach events such as farm shows, to allow children to identify and discuss the dangers that could be on their family farm. Common farm hazards are depicted using toy models. Some of the dangers that can be seen on this display are falls, tractors, equipment, runovers, extra riders, animals, chemicals, and drowning.