About 140 Grade 4 and 5 students from Unity Public School and St. Peter’s School in Unity, SK, and Norman Carter School in Wilkie, SK, attended a Progressive Agriculture Safety day May 22, organized by ADM Agri-Industries of Lloydminster. The safety day was held at the Agroplex in Unity.
Mike Wismer and Darcy Thomas, of Unity Family Foods, provided lunch for all students, teachers, instructors and chaperons.
Eight different safety stations were set up.
Combine safety, hosted by Jeremy Thompson of Moody’s Equipment, Unity, Saskatchewan
First aid, hosted by Robb Henderson and Fay Robertson of Heartland Health Region
Chemical safety, hosted by Jennifer Heyden and Alison Sutherland, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Fire safety, hosted by Unity firefighter Chris Lebebvre
Firearm safety, hosted by hunter safety instructors Mervin Bosch and Gary Neigum
Vehicle/rollover safety, hosted by Sgt. Grant Rusk and RCMP
Tractor safety, hosted by Larry Budd and Stephen Ireland of JayDee AgTech, Unity
Also hosting a safety station was Ann Chan, public health inspector, who spoke about food safety to the students.
The following photos illustrate the tractor safety demo of the power of a front end loader.