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Annual Poster Contest Seeks Entries


04/12/2018 - The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health (NYCAMH) is sponsoring the 28th Annual Poster contest. The initial contest was held in 1990, a spin-off of the Iowa based Farm Safety 4 Just Kids program. Monies from a fund established by Mrs. George Fuller from Cohocton, in memory of her husband who suffered a farm fatality, were used to provide ribbons and cash awards for the competition.

All 4-H members and area youth are eligible to participate if they live in Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego or Schoharie County. Poster entries can be taken to the Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show on Sunday, July 8 or to the NYCAMH office in Fly Creek on or before Thursday, July 5.

This year, NYCAMH's theme will be "Water Safety", which will focus on Farmstead, Farm and Recreation. These areas are hazards when living on the farm.

Prizes will be awarded Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. in the Dairy Show tent during the Annual Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show. All entries will receive a ribbon and a small gift. Poster Contest winners will be selected from three age groups - Ages 8 and under, Ages 9-12, and Ages 13 and older. Points will be awarded for safety message, originality and neatness. Posters must be 22" X 28" in size on 6 ply poster board. Please complete the entry form below and attach it to the back of the poster.

Winning posters will be awarded monetary prizes and ribbons. Winning poster entries will be displayed at the Farmers' Museum Harvest Festival Sept. 15-16 and in the home school district of the winners during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 16-22.

Prior to the poster prize presentations, staff from NYCAMH will lead the group in a discussion and activity about safe spaces on the farm.

For further information, please contact NYCAMH (The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health) at 1-800-343-7527 or your local 4-H Educator or Print out a registration form at http://www.nycamh.org/news/?id=653 NYCAMH is a program of Bassett Healthcare promoting safe and healthy farming, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown.

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