2016 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day deadline is July 15

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The registration deadline is quickly approaching to coordinate a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in your community. Be sure to register online by Wednesday, July 15, 2015 to host an event in 2016.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days provide education, training and a variety of resources for local communities to conduct a one-day safety and health program. In 2015, more than 100,000 children and adults will participate in a Safety Day in their local communities.

These events are hands-on, fun and safe for all children. They are conducted in more than 400 communities throughout North America. Since 1995, more than 1.3 million children and adults have attended Safety Days. With 28 topics, ranging from ATV, power take-off (PTO) and tractor safety to electricity, grain and gun safety, each event has the flexibility to focus on various issues that are especially appropriate for each particular community. Whether participants live on or off the farm, the lessons taught help children and families be safer and healthier.

“For many coordinators and planning committee members, a Safety Day event is one of their most rewarding days of the year, because they get to make a positive, lasting impression on the young people in their community,” said Susan Reynolds-Porter, CEO, Progressive Agriculture Foundation.

To support the event, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation provides training and resources for each Safety Day coordinator, as well as t-shirts, take-home bags and insurance coverage for all youth participants and adult volunteers. To apply to host a 2016 Safety Day, or for more information about the program, visit www.progressiveag.org.