Sunday, August 28, 2011

{GIVEAWAY} Youth Safety on the Farm









My husband grew up on a farm and his dad still farms so tractor safety is very important for us! Therefore, we were thrilled to help Kubota spread the word about these important safety tips!



Did you know that according to the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, each year an estimated 15,000 children who visit, live or work on farms or ranches are injured and more than 100 children die of agriculture-related injuries in the United States alone?

These statistics are simply too high, and Kubota is dedicated to helping families make sure those summer memories are as safe and happy as possible by offering “Kubota’s Farm Safety Tips for Kids” to help families start the safety conversation as early as possible.

Kubota’s Farm Safety Tips for Kids:

Stop, look and listen when playing outside, especially on the farm, and always be aware of your surroundings.



Farm equipment is not safe to ride on even when an adult is present.



Tractors are not toys. They are powerful machines only to be used by adults who are thoroughly familiar with the equipment.


Children should never ride on a tractor; a tractor only has one seat and that seat is intended for the operator. Just say “no” if someone wants to give you a ride. It is not safe to be a “rider” when the tractor is intended for one operator.

Stay out of the path of all moving equipment. And, stand far away from a tractor when it is being started; when it is running; and especially when it is working.

Never stand behind a tractor – whether it is running or not – the operator might not see you and you could get hurt.



Be a “safety first sheriff” and encourage use of seatbelts for your entire family. Just like in a car, a tractor is equipped with a seatbelt for safety. Additionally, a Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) on a tractor is in place to protect the driver.


Great tips that everyone should read!




GIVEAWAY:
We have a Kubota Kids Safety Kit containing Kubota-developed educational materials for one lucky reader! This package includes:
· “Kubota’s Farm Safety Tips for Kids” sheet
· Ten Commandments of Tractor Safety” coloring book
· Kubota duffle bag
· Kubota youth-size t-shirt
· Kubota youth-sized baseball cap

To Enter:


Just leave a comment with your favorite thing to do on a farm!


Giveaway will end at midnight on Sept. 4th!


We received the items mentioned above thanks to Kubota and FRN!

4 comments:

coriwestphal said...

Lucky number 1?? :)

My son is all about Kubota! Tractors, skid loaders, farm tools! He loves it all! His favorite thing to do is ride in a combine!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

andrea v said...

I always liked riding on the tractor with my grandpa
Vickers at comcast.net

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shopannies said...

grew up on farm and love the chickens and gathering eggs
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