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FFA event focuses on rural safety

Students learn about farm safety / photo by Jessica Collins.

FLANAGAN – Students at Flanagan-Cornell got an up close look at farm equipment recently while learning about the importance of ag safety.

The Rural Driving Safety Day included a combine, tractor, grain cart and semi on site for students to learn how to share the road properly. The idea is for student drivers and brand new drivers out on the roads to watch out for farmers.

“We just put together a little safety program to teach them about how slow tractors drive and that you can come up on them a lot faster than you think,” said Rosalee Zehr, Flanagan-Cornell FFA president.

It is a busy time for the Flanagan-Cornell FFA as national convention is coming up at the end of the month. The chapter is a national finalist for the “Rake and Dash” where members rake people’s yards if they can’t do it on their own or just as a good deed. They also work in the yards of schools and nursing homes. The chapter hosted a college ag night this week.

FFA members were selling pork chops and ribeyes at last Friday night’s football game against Judah Christian. The chapter handles concessions for the football games and sales went well last week, according to vice president Devin Snow.

We visited with Snow and Zehr after the football game last week.

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