Children who live or work on the farm face unique safety risks. To help them avoid injuries, the Georgia Healthy Farmers Program will offer two camps for children and young teens.
The Farm Safety Camp is for children 10 to 13 years old, and the Tractor Certification Camp is for ages 14 and 15. Both will be June 25-27 at the state FFA-FHA camp in Covington, Ga.
The safety camp offers animal, equipment and personal safety classes. It includes such topics as ATV safety, water safety, introductory CPR, sun sense and understanding pesticides.
The tractor camp is a 15-hour course designed to meet Georgia Department of Education and Department of Labor guidelines.
The cost of either camp is $45 before May 31 or $60 after that. Get applications from Nancy Fussell at 1-800-367-9083 or Judy Hartley at (912) 370-2617.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)