Dallas County Extension 4-H team hosted Progressive Agriculture Day

Published 4:27 am Monday, October 9, 2023

The Dallas County Extension 4-H team, along with Tuskegee Extension hosted Dallas County’s first Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on Sept. 15  at the Black Belt Innovation Center (BBMIC).

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is recognized as the largest rural safety and education program for children ages 4-13 years old. 

The day was planned to provide training, and resources to make farm, ranch, and rural life safer and healthier for 3rd graders throughout the community.  Students received vital information from volunteers and community partners for the following topics: fire safety, ATV safety, seatbelt safety, electrical safety, food safety, drug safety, first on the scene, and post harvest (hand washing).

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“We would like to thank the participating schools: Payne Elementary, Brantley Elementary, Salem Elementary, Bruce K. Craig Elementary and homeschool students joining us. Thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters for their hard work and service,” said Lathosia Lumpkin, Administrative Support Associate II-ACES/AAES for Dallas County’s Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.

The following businesses were sponsors: Tuskegee University- Blackbelt Marketing Innovation Center (BBMIC), Dallas County Farmers Federation,

The Alabama Forestry Commission, Selma Fire Department, Drug Free Communities of Dallas County, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, ASAP Ambulance, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Dallas County 4-H Youth Council, Divine Realty LLC, Triple A Transportation, Alabama Power, ACES-Food Safety Team, Greene County 4-H, Alabama Power Sports.