Cascade FFA hosts agriculture safety day

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Hannah Grace Luna discusses the importance of learning the Heimlich Maneuver.
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On Sept. 29 the Cascade FFA conducted its annual Agriculture Safety Day for the fourth-grade students at Cascade Elementary. The chapter had 36 members participating as instructors, group leaders and coordinators. In addition, TSA had six members and HOSA had four members to assist in teaching and leading the fourth-grade students.

Reece Rowland, Rusty Stacy and Sarah Blanche teach water safety.
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The event is designed to educate the students about not only ag safety issues but, issues they can use in their everyday life. The lessons included Water Safety, First Aid, Lawn Care Safety, Sun Safety, Disability Awareness, Electrical Safety, Cyberbullying and Meth Awareness.

Brandon Floyd, Landon Parker and Lucas Ragsdale give a lesson on lawn care safety.
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Four members of the chapter had received training through the AT&T DigitalYou program in conjunction with the Tennessee FFA Foundation. The members to the knowledge gained during the eight-hour course to inform fourth-grade students about the growing problem of Cyberbullying.

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) provided their electrical safety demonstration table. Carol Garrette and Chad Anderson were present to educate the students about electrical hazards in their everyday life.

Electrical safety is discussed.
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Thanks to the support, help and cooperation of the Cascade Elementary administration, staff and students, along with the contributions from the Bedford County Farm Bureau Women's Group, the event was once again a huge success. Not only did the fourth-grade students walk away with information to keep them safe, the FFA members gained in safety knowledge and public speaking skills.

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