Farmer’s Receive “Stay Safe, Take a Break” Bags
During the harvest season farmers spend long, hard hours working with dangerous equipment to harvest their crops. Volunteers from Washington County 4-H have been delivering “Stay Safe, Take a Break” bags to 200 farmers throughout Washington County since the busy harvest has begun.
The bags included: granola bars, peanuts, gum, bottled water, safety glasses koozies, chap stick, chip clips, note pads, shop rags, gloves, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, ear plugs, dust masks, reflector tape strips, reflectors, ibuprofen, and biofreeze.
These bags are a way for farmers to be reminded to stay healthy and safe throughout this busy time of year but were also made to show appreciation to the farmers throughout Washington County. Jordan Stout, a 4-H county council member, volunteered to deliver bags to farmers in her neighborhood, “They really appreciate the bags, and enjoy the surprise deliveries. Many commented that they had used the items from last year too.”
These bags were made possible by several sponsors: UofI ICASH Grant, Washington County Extension & 4-H, Agri-Way Partner LLC, Cobb Oil, Culligan Water, DeKalb/Asgrow (Shauna Sieren), Exporter Elevator, Farm Bureau Financial Services – Ann, Williams, Don Adam, Paul Bell, Dave Steele, Farmers Coop Association, Farmer’s Saving Bank, Farmer’s Supply, Federation Bank, Hills Bank & Trust, Hy-Vee, Kat’s Grain, Kennedy Insurance, Keota Meat Processing, Latta, Harris, Penningroth, Lions Club, Mid-Prairie FFA, Peoples Savings Bank-Crawfordsville, Precision Equipment, Riverside Feed & Grain, Syngenta, Washington Co Cattlemen, Washington Corn Growers Association, Washington County Farm Bureau, and Washington State Bank. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped deliver these bags and visited with the farmers.
For more information on how to keep your farm safe, contact Washington County Extension & Outreach at 319-653-4811 or www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/
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