08/02/2018 - The 2018 FARMSAFE FOR KIDZ Poster winners were announced July 9th, 2018 at the annual Farmers' Museum Junior Show held in Cooperstown, NY. First place winners (blue ribbons) and second place winners (red ribbons) received gift checks in the amounts of $30.00 and $20.00, respectively. All participants, 11 in total, received a small gift from NYCAMH for their artistic farm safety efforts.
The poster contest is sponsored each year by NYCAMH (the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health)
This year's judges were Joaquim Landers, Michael Kern and Margie Knight. The Contest Coordinator were Rosemary Brodersen and Pauline Boyer. Category topics for the contest are based on farm injuries/fatalities reported in New York State, with this year's topic entitled "Water Safety: Farm, Farmstead & Recreation". Winners were as follows:
8 years old and Under:
1st Place Peyton Johns age 7- Schoharie County
2nd Place Ben Hoag age 6-Canjoharie County
9-12 years old:
1st Place Lillie Schmitz age 12 Delaware County
1st Place- Case Yacobucci age 9- Schoharie County
2nd Place Levi Szentmiklosy age 9-Schoharie County
13 and older:
1st Place Robert Opalka age 17- Montgomery County
2nd Place Abbie Ainslie age 13- Otsego
Wonderful Poster entries were also received by: Shannon Cromie, Amber Stevens, Jacob Brachlich, Brittney Yamery, Megan Gown, Cattie Cromie, Chris Keimer, Kassandra Adams (Herkimer),
Aiden Hoag, Amelia Hoag (Montgomery),
Lucinda Bishop (Delaware),
Mason Yacobucci (Schoharie).
All winning posters will be on display at NYCAMH in Fly Creek during July and August. Winning posters will be displayed at the Farmers' Museum Harvest Festival Sept. 15-16, and at the home schools of the winners during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 16-22. For further information, please contact NYCAMH at 800-343-7527.