Farm Safety Poster Winners
Adults agree that child safety is an important topic — the trick is getting kids to agree.
In an effort to reduce accidents by developing “safety-minded” youth, Kansas Farm Bureau has sponsored the KFB Safety Poster Program for nearly 70 years and Jackson County Farm Bureau Association has promoted the program for nearly as many years.
This year, as in years past, the Jackson County Farm Bureau Association enlisted the local FFA chapters from the Jackson Heights, Holton and Royal Valley school districts to present a safety program to the elementary age students, introducing the safety poster program and themes.
Although the students could draw any picture that discussed farm safety, the suggested themes were mental health, transportation safety, weather issues, confined spaces and farmer wellness, all topics promoted by the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program in 2020.
Each year thousands of youth in first through sixth grades across Kansas participate. Posters are judged on the county level with the winning poster from each of the three divisions submitted for judging at the state level.
“An effective safety poster displays one main idea,” says Garett Schreiber, Jackson County Farm Bureau Health and Safety Chair. “We’ve seen some great posters over the years. It’s always interesting to see what safety topics the kids choose for their posters.”
This year’s winners at the county level included:
• Division 1 (first and second grades): Nagmo Jackson, a first-grader at Royal Valley Elementary School, first place; Brenna Bontrager, a second-grader at Holton Elementary School, second place; and Grady Moss, a second-grader at Royal Valley Elementary School, third place.
• Division 2 (third and fourth grades): Ethan Noel, a fourth-grader at Holton Elementary School, first place; Landon Sawyer, a fourth-grader at Holton Elementary School, second place; Macie Will, a fourth-grader at Holton Elementary School, third place.
• Division 3 (fifth and sixth grades): Tinsley Bradley, a fifth-grader at Holton Elementary School, first place; Chesnea Cochren, a sixth-grader at Jackson Heights Elementary School, second place; Lane Pruett, a fifth-grader at Holton Elementary School, third place.
Holton/Jackson County Chamber Bucks were awarded to the first, second and third-place winners from the Jackson County Farm Bureau Association. The first-place posters from each division will be submitted to Kansas Farm Bureau for selection in the state-wide contest.