Farm Safety Day focuses on grain bins

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Residents in Randolph County are getting a lesson in farm safety with a very unique demonstration.

The demonstration illustrates safety measures to take if someone gets trapped inside a grain bin.

It is just one of the safety issues being talked about at the 2013 Agricultural Safety & Information Day in Pocahontas.

"This is just a good way to get your kids and your farming people out," said Adam Eades, district conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

"Last year it was so well received and there was a request to have another one."

Over 14 booths were featured at the event that illustrated various areas of safety. Some addressed tractor safety, grain bin safety, fire extinguisher safety, gun safety and more. The event and lunch was provided free of charge to all who attended.

"Last year we had about 175 people show up, this year we've already had over 300 and it's not even lunch time yet," said Debbie Yancy, technician with the Randolph County Conservation District.

"If we can just help save someone's life or stop an accident and they get one thing out of it, it's worth it," she said.

The event also had information booths from Arkansas Farm Bureau, Riceland Foods Foundation, Delta Fire & Safety, Arkansas Game and Fish and more.

The event started Friday morning at 9am and ended at 6pm.

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