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Farm Safety Poster Winners

posted Apr 1, 2014, 10:37 AM by website team   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 10:37 AM ]

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recognized the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives last week, noting that agriculture is the largest driver of the Kansas economy, contributing more than $35 billion dollars, or 25 percent of the state’s economy.  “Kansas farm and ranch families work tirelessly day after day to feed their fellow Kansas and others around the world.  I am proud to celebrate farm and ranch families…on National Agriculture Day, thank you for your diligent hard work.”

 Locally events marking National Agriculture Week in Greenwood County included honoring  students who participated in the Kansas Farm Bureau Safety Poster Program.  In an effort to reduce accidents by developing “safety minded” youth, every year, between 30,000 and 40,000 youth in the first through sixth grades participate statewide. 

 Greenwood County had 61 participants this year and 3 Division county winners including; Division I Winner Hayden, Madison Elementary, Division II Winner Paxton, Madison Elementary, and Division III Winner Macy, Marshall Elementary.

 Each winner received a $10 check and their classroom was read to by a Greenwood County Farm Bureau Association Board representative.  The book read was, “The Guardian Team, On the Job with Rena and Roo” by Cat Urbigkit, the National Farm Bureau Book of the Year.  Greenwood County Farm Bureau Association donated a copy of the book to Hamilton, Madison and Marshall Elementary School Libraries to celebrate National Ag Literacy Day.