06/15/2012 - The George Fuller Memorial Fund through NYCAMH (The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health) is sponsoring the 23th Annual FARMSAFE FOR KIDZ 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, NY, 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 8th, 2012 or to the NYCAMH office in Fly Creek on or before Friday, July 6th, 2012.
This year, NYCAMH will focus on Power Take Off Safety as this is a hazard when operating a tractor 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 in September 2012 and in the home school district of the winners during 2012 National Farm Safety and Health Week.
Prior to the poster prize presentations, staff from NYCAMH will lead the group in a Power Take Off discussion and activity.
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 visit our website at www. NYCAMH.org. NYCAMH promotes safe and healthy farming and is a program of Bassett Healthcare, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY.
Farmsafe for Kidz Poster Contest
Entry Form 2012*
(Please complete entire entry and place on back of poster)
4-H Group ____________________________________
Poster Category – Power Take Off Safety
Name of School __________________________________
*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. Prizes will be awarded Monday July 9 at 6:00 pm in the Dairy Show tent.