Fifth and sixth graders from Mason attended the annual Farm and Ranch Safety Day sponsored by the Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Texas Agrilife Extension Service.
Students learned a variety of safety topics including Tractor safety, seatbelt safety, firearm safety, snake safety, electrical safety, ATV safety, animal safety and fire safety. At the end of the day the students also got to see the Air-Evac helicopter and were taught how the Air-Evac system works.
Farm safety day is designed to teach students how to be safe in rural settings.
Presenters for the day were Merlina Gamel, Leslie Stark with Texans in Motion and the Scott & White Healthcare system, Paul Raleigh with CTEC, Fred Reyna, Walt Broyles and Kelly Haile with the NRCS, Clyde Martin with the Mason Volunteer Fire dept, Randall Brown with Texas parks and Wildlife Dept, Bobby Humphrey with LCRA, the Mason Co 4-H and Air-Evac.
Donations for the event were given by Cooper’s Bar-B-Q of Junction, Weber’s Chevron, Dr. Pepper, Frito lay, City of Mason, Mason Rodeo Assn, Matt Kast, Kristi Powell, Tyler Bobinmyer, Shari Clark and the Mason FFA officers.
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