FFA chapters across Illinois are participating in National Farm Safety Week this week. One FFA representative says all chapters in the state are incorporating farm safety into their curriculum this week and throughout the year.
Katie Burns is the Communications Specialist for the Illinois Association FFA. She says there is a wide variety of ways that the different FFA chapters are teaching kids farm safety.
Burns says Illinois FFA chapters have kids who compete in different farming areas that go through specific safety training courses.
Burns says it’s not just important to teach youth about farm safety. She encourages anyone who sees farm equipment on to slow down and keep a safe distance so everyone can get home safely.