Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Served 109 Children This Year

20160607_084557(0)~2The Village of Cairo hosted its second Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on June 7, 2016. 109 students from area communities, over thirty volunteers, and Moses the comfort dog attended the event.

Students participated in hands-on learning activities. Safety topics included how to keep safe near operating power take offs (PTOs), mowing the lawn, and riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s). Students rotated through sessions on grain bin safety, gun safety, and weather safety, as well as how to build and use basic first aid kits. The Cairo and Grand Island Rural Fire Departments educated children on how to react during a fire with demonstrations in the smoke house, correct operation of a fire extinguisher, and the stop-drop and roll technique. The day also included a tour of the Boelus Ambulance. Each registered child that attended, received a free t-shirt provided by Progressive Agriculture Foundation, a goodie bag filled with items provided by local sponsors, and a fire extinguisher was given to each registered family.

Many local businesses provided support vital to the success of the 2016 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Special thanks to: Titan Machinery, Green Line Equipment, Hall County Sheriff, Howard County Sheriff, Central Nebraska Health District, Stretch Powersports, National Weather Service, Cairo and Grand Island Rural Fire Departments, Boelus Ambulance/EMT’s, Cargill, Pathway Bank and Insurance, Global Industries, Hornady, Farm Credit Services of America, and Central Nebraska Health Services. In addition to the businesses listed, additional community volunteers included: members of Centura FFA, Northwest FFA, Wood River FFA, Reggie Schmit, and the Village of Cairo.

The feedback received from sponsors, volunteers, students, and parents has been very positive. Planning for the 2017 Safety Day is in full swing by co-coordinators Charity Adams, Tara Janda and Sarah Quandt. The date for next year’s event is June 6, 2017. Coordinators are seeking additional co-coordinators from Wood River and Shelton to join the planning team, if interested please contact Charity, Tara or Sarah. Coordinators plan to feature water safety for Safety Day 2017 and hope to have the resources to provide each registered child with a life jacket.

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Register Your Child for Progressive Ag Safety Day

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Registrations are starting to come in for Progressive Ag Safety Day.  Be sure to get your child registered for this amazing event.

Greenline, Titan Machinery, Nebraska Department of Health, CHI St. Francis, Nebraska State Patrol, Southern Power and man more presenters are coming in to spend a day teaching your child important safety information using hands on teaching tools.

Each registered child receives

a FREE bicycle helmet, goodie bag, and lunch and snacks!

Click here to register your child online for this amazing event.

You can also register by stopping by the Village of Cairo office or contact

Charity Adams at or 308-379-9119 for more details.


Progressive Ag Safety Day in Cairo This Summer

farm safety day logoThe Village of Cairo is a proud to help the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program celebrate its 20th Anniversary by conducting a  Safety Day on July 30th at the Cairo Community Center in Cairo, Nebraska.  This Safety Day is being planned for children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade  and will focus on Seat Belt Safety, PTO Safety, Gun Safety, Blind Spot Safety, Bike Safety, Chemical Safety, Animal Safety, Fire Safety, Power Line Safety.

Each registered child receives a Bicycle Helmet, Progressive Ag T-Shirt and lunch served by the Cairo Community Foundation.

For the past 20 years, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program has continued the mission of providing education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

From humble beginnings in 1995 with the introduction of 19 Safety Day Camps to achieving international recognition in present day with more than 400 Safety Days annually, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program is now recognized as the largest rural safety and health program for children in North America. During the program’s first year, a total of 2,800 participants and volunteers were reached throughout the South and Midwest and now the program impacts close to 110,000 annually. To date, more than 1.3 million children and adults have been impacted by the program.

In recognition of the 20 year milestone, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation has encouraged coordinators of Progressive Agriculture Safety Days to incorporate this achievement into their local programs in a variety of ways from participation in a 20th anniversary t-shirt design contest to sharing past success stories.

The success of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program has been made possible thanks to the generous and continued support of our international sponsors, as well as local sponsors including Farm Credit Services and BASF.  Dedicated community volunteers are at the heart of the Safety Day program fulfilling a variety of roles and assuring children receive hands-on experiences in a variety of safety-related topics including ATV, electricity, fire, animal, and farm equipment safety.*

For more information about the Villages of Cairo’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®, please contact Charity Adams at 308-379-9119.  Additional information can be found at

Register your child online

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