Farm Safety Day

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Saturday afternoon at the Barlow Fairgrounds it was the first ever Farm Safety Day.

Local children learned about handling animals, tractors and other farm tools.

The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the event.

The group says they're proud to teach a future generation of farmers.

"It means a lot to me to have everyone learn about agricultural safety. I grew up on a farm. Agriculture is very near and dear to my heart. Over the last four years we have had some deaths. So we're just trying to promote the safety within the community," says Katie Marks, event coordinator.

Farm Safety Day welcomed children of all ages.

Organizers hope to make the event an annual tradition.

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