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Farm, Fun, and Safety

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Glandorf, Ohio -

Hundreds of Putnam County third graders are getting a first hand look at how to play it safe on the farm.

Ruth and Dale Gerding hosted the Thirteenth Annual Farm Safety Day Camp at their farm just outside Glandorf.

The event started after the Putnam County Health Department determined that the county had more farming accidents than the statewide average.

Since then, thousands of students have made their way out to the farm year after year to learn about everything from grain entrapment and gun safety to how to avoid poisonous products.

And the environment is always a good one for learning.

Nearly five hundred third graders spend a half day on the farm over the two-day event and have a great time getting refreshers in all kinds of safety programs.

But many are focused more on the life of a farmer and what their daily routine is like.

A state grant helps defer some of the costs of the event.

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