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March 9, 2014

Farm briefs: March 9, 2014

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Although targeting youth, this event is open to the public at no charge. Lunch is available to benefit the Franklin County 4-H Dairy Program.

Representatives from local agencies and agribusiness will be on hand to discuss a variety of farm-safety topics including: 

— Jim Carrabba with the New York Center for Agriculture Medicine and Health, Tractor and PTO Safety;

— Tom Thibeault with Burke Farm Supply, Chain Saw Safety;

— Raymond Phair with Dragoons Farm Equipment, Skid Steer Safety;

— Chastity Miller with Franklin County Soil and Water, ATV Safety;

— Diane DuMont and Connie Gerow with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Willis G. Pfaff, DVM, with North Star Veterinary Service, Farm Animal Safety;

— Kris Green (EMT), Jamie Gratton (Franklin County dispatcher) and Burke Volunteer firemen John Martin and Calvin Spinner, First Aid/ First Responder .

Testimonials from local individuals who have survived life-threatening farm-related injuries including Gerry Johnston, Wayne Ashley and others will also be presented. 

Call Diane DuMont or Steve McDonald at CCE at 483-7403 with questions or to register. 

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