Reaching rural youth with dramatic demonstrations and hands-on learning
With the generous support of AltaLink, the Calgary Stampede was excited to host our first Farm Safety Day on Thursday, May 26. The event focused on helping more than 650 rural youth learn and identify the risks around them on the farm and how to keep themselves safe.
Dramatic demonstrations and hands-on learning educated the kids on equipment safety, livestock safety, working with electricity, distracted driving, ATVing, first aid and more. Students saw the powerful impact of accidents with a rollover simulator, as well as a station that showed just how dangerous it can be to get your clothing caught on a common piece of farm machinery—a power takeoff shaft.
Farm Safety Day delivers on our brand promise to create expanded urban and rural programming and supports youth achievement in our community.
“Kids usually don’t know about these things and adults usually learn from experience, so it’s good for kids to learn at an earlier age just so they can prevent accidents,” said one student.
The Agriculture team, employees in partnership with Stampede volunteers, brought this event together. We worked with several community partners, including Ag for Life, Cervus Equipment, TransCanada Corporation, Calgary Police Department, Calgary Fire Department and Syngenta.
When we created Farm Safety Day, we wanted to provide young people with a learning experience they could apply to their real lives. Farm Safety Day delivers on our brand promise to create expanded urban and rural programming and supports youth achievement in our community. The Stampede is pleased to inspire and educate the next generation’s agriculture leaders.
Helped more than 650 youth learn
and identify the risks around them
on the farm and how to stay safe
The day was put on for rural
youth between grades 6-9
There were over 20
demostrations and presentations
to teach the youth